A journalist risks her career and her heart when she helps an incarcerated tech geek survive a real-life World of Warcraft game as he attempts to earn his freedom.
On the heels of a catastrophic cyberwar, the prison population skyrockets, and a new form of justice is established to handle the problem. The Redemption Fields is a competition pitting convicts against AI opponents. Anyone who makes it through alive is granted a pardon, all while the world watches.
MERCY NIGHTINGALE is a journalist for the redemption fields, reporting the good, the bad, and the carnage. She hates the carnage, but she loves her job, and she does her best to humanize a mostly inhumane practice.
JJ WARNER is Mercy's next assignment, and this so-called cyber threat has enough ties to the matrix to get him fifty years. But Mercy's sympathy kicks-in when she realizes JJ isn't a bad guy. He was arrested to catch a bigger fish, a hacker named Eon.
While JJ battles AI monsters, navigates booby-trapped labyrinths, and decodes cryptic messages to save his butt, Mercy goes beyond the call of entertainment journalism to discover two life-changing truths; she is falling in love with JJ, and humans are unwittingly becoming one with the machines.
FORMERLY KNOWN AS: REDEMPTION MAN
CONTENT WARNING: F-bombs get dropped in this story, among other expletives. And when you see this *content warning* at the start of a chapter, it was put there to alert readers of steamy content.
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