Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fortuna by Michael R Stevens

Fortuna by Michael R Stevens

If you are looking for an adventure that is unfortunately all too real then this is for you. 

From Goodreads: Longing for escape from his mundane existence as a Stanford computer science major, Jason Lind signs up to play Fortuna, an online role-playing game set in Renaissance Florence. From the first, fateful mouse click, Jason tumbles into the vibrant, lush, anonymous world of Fortuna. Swept up in this highly complex, highly addictive game of fame, fortune, and power, Jason quickly transitions from casual gamer to compulsive player. Soon tangled up in a steamy virtual love triangle, Jason becomes obsessed with breaking Fortuna's code of anonymity. But Fortuna is anything but fun and games, and when a sizable debt incurred in the game spills over into reality, Jason is forced to leverage the legacy of his father, a high-tech legend killed in a car accident years before, to pay off the debt. What started as a great escape may only leave Jason trapped, as the game that transported Jason deep into the past exposes a shocking, present-day reality. In the world of Fortuna, it's not how you play the game; it's if you survive.

This is a book that addresses what could happen when online and real life intersect.  A Fact of life now is that many people become addicted to online games.  What happens when your online life becomes your reality?  You never know who is on the other side of that screen.  This is a Thriller with a capital T. 


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