So your mum’s this brilliant scientist. She’s just invented the most awesome Artificial Intelligence system. Its virtual world is the perfect place to forget about real life. Which is exactly what you want. But then a bug corrupts the system. It’s violent and unpredictable. This is no ordinary glitch – someone’s trying to sabotage it. You need to figure out who, and why. And fast!
What if your life was about to be game over?
Dangerous Reality is a nail-biting thriller from the author of the bestselling Noughts and Crosses sequence.
Dominic has always been proud of his famous, scientist mother, and when she unveils her latest masterpiece–the Virtual Interactive Mobile System (VIMS)–he glows with pride. But there is a saboteur on the loose who seems set on destroying VIMS and anyone who stands in his way.
As the fast-paced tale of industrial espionage at its highest level unfolds, so too does a haunting story of love and betrayal as Dangerous Reality gradually and intelligently blends the depth of human emotion with a futuristic conspiracy that is at once as breathtaking in its technical detail as it is touching, as the past begins to haunt the future.
Malorie Blackman, bestselling author of Hackers, Lie Detectives and Deadly Dare, again proves that scientific know-how can be combined successfully with the human touch to bring mortal tragedy and mechanical shenanigans into the same sphere. (Ages 8 to 11) –Susan Harrison –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“A whodunnit, a cyber-thriller and a family drama: readers of nine or over won’t be able to resist the suspense” (The Sunday Times)
“All the ingredients of an exciting read for over-10s – lots of pacey action and snappy dialogue, cliffhanger chapter endings and a central character with the essential qualification of true thriller heroes – an ability to get into a series of ever-worsening scrapes, and yet still emerge triumphant” (Daily Telegraph)
“The suspense builds to a cyber-climax” (Yorkshire Post)
“It is an exciting drama with a thrilling climax” (Education Otherwise)