In his remarkable, incisive and cinematic thriller, Daniel Suarez shows us a world in which mankind's greatest scientific breakthroughs have been suppressed. But now the truth is out, and chaos will reign . . .
Change is dangerous, technology lethal. So what if our civilization is more advanced than we know?
Particle physicist Jon Grady is ecstatic when his team achieves a major breakthrough: a device that can reflect gravity. Their research will revolutionise the field of physics. But at Grady's moment of triumph, his lab is locked down by a shadowy organisation whose mission is to prevent the social upheaval caused by sudden technological advances - advances they use to retain total command.
They are living in the future we were promised.
Now Grady finds himself in a nightmarish high-tech prison built to hold other rebellious geniuses. Can he and his fellow prisoners escape? And even if they can, is it possible to defeat an enemy that wields a technological advantage half a century in the making?
The dark ages are ending. Our future is here...
A legitimate heir to Michael Crichton - Publishers Weekly
A revealing and at times frightening insight into our impotence in the face of technology we can neither control nor understand [on Daemon] - The Telegraph
This debut is superb, with some of the best action set-pieces I've ever read. For crime fans and sci-fi lovers both. [on Daemon] - The Independent
Kill Decision is an eyes-wide-open, eyebrows raised, head shaking warning - Wired
Daniel Suarez has designed software for the defence, finance and entertainment industries. He originally self-published DAEMON when rejected by mainstream publishers and agents. Blog raves, Amazon raves, and a feature in Wired magazine turned the book deservedly into a runaway hit. He lives in California, USA.