Annotation: The government is watching everyone, Marcus and his friends are determined to stop them no matter the cost. Using his technology skills he tries to thwart all of their efforts.
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17 year-old computer wizard Marcus and his friends ditched school to play a scavenger hunt game on the streets of San Francisco when terrorists strike. In the confusion after the explosion Marcus and his friends are picked up and detained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In the aftermath of the attacks it turns out that the terrorist are not the greatest threat our own government is. The DHS has turned San Francisco into a police state. Marcus is determined bring them down and free the prisoners being held and tortured right in his backyard. Sometimes paranoia is healthy.
White Pine Award Winner 2009
2009 Prometheus Award
2009 John W. Campbell Memorial Award
Booklist Editors' Choice
Kirkus Best Book of the Year
School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
VOYA's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror