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Halting State

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In Charles Stross’ Halting State, a cop, an insurance investigator, and a software developer chase mysteries through a near-future Edinburgh both real and virtual.

For Fans of…
Neuromancer and Scottish noir.

Lowdown
Three separate, second-person story lines make for more confusion than necessary. But the richly drawn characters, imaginative use of virtual and enhanced reality, and the genuine plot surprises more than repay the effort of keeping up. B+