After science teacher Paul Freeman is downsized, with nothing to do and time on his hands, be becomes addicted to a new on-line game called "Cybersona." The motto of Cybersona is, "If you can think it, we can create it."
This book combines the overwhelming popularity of video games, the growing threat of identity theft, and the continuing development of artificial intelligence applications into a fast-paced, hi-tech thriller. It's also a cautionary tale to those who interact online with strangers.
About the author: This is Yager's second solo novel, his first being Rex. He has also co-authored two suspense novels with his wife Jan.
Yager was a psychology major at City University of New York, served in the Navy, attended their journalism school, was a war corrpespondent in Vietnam, and then worked 13 years as a reporter and entertainment writer and critic for the Associated Press.
He went on to be a writer/editor for Fox News, a writer at CBS Morning News, and then spent 14 years at Merrill Lynch where he created and ran Merrill Lynch television. He now runs his own company, World News and Information Network, Inc.
Target reading level: Grad 6 and up. Hardcover, 218 pages, 5.5 by 8.5 inches.