To catch a hacker, you need a hacker.
For Michael and the other gamers, the VirtNet can make your wildest fantasies become real. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Who wants to play by the rules anyway?
But some rules were made for a reason. One gamer has been taking people hostage inside the VirtNet with horrific consequences.
The government needs Michael to track down the rogue gamer, but the risk is enormous and the line between game and reality could be blurred forever . . .