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S. J. Kincaid

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom's drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible. Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone's been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he's offered the incredible-a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom's instincts for combat will be put to the test and if he passes, he'll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War III. Finally, he'll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom's always wanted-friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters-but what will it cost him? Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid's futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.

More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom's drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible. Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone's been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he's offered the incredible-a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom's instincts for combat will be put to the test and if he passes, he'll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War III. Finally, he'll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom's always wanted-friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters-but what will it cost him? Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid's futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.
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More than anything, Tom Raines wants to be important, though his shadowy life is anything but that. For years, Tom's drifted from casino to casino with his unlucky gambler of a dad, gaming for their survival. Keeping a roof over their heads depends on a careful combination of skill, luck, con artistry, and staying invisible. Then one day, Tom stops being invisible. Someone's been watching his virtual-reality prowess, and he's offered the incredible-a place at the Pentagonal Spire, an elite military academy. There, Tom's instincts for combat will be put to the test and if he passes, he'll become a member of the Intrasolar Forces, helping to lead his country to victory in World War III. Finally, he'll be someone important: a superhuman war machine with the tech skills that every virtual-reality warrior dreams of. Life at the Spire holds everything that Tom's always wanted-friends, the possibility of a girlfriend, and a life where his every action matters-but what will it cost him? Gripping and provocative, S. J. Kincaid's futuristic thrill ride of a debut crackles with memorable characters, tremendous wit, and a vision of the future that asks startling, timely questions about the melding of humanity and technology.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lincoln Hoppe

Length:

15h 19m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

24:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

27:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:49