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Author Newitz, Annalee
Edition First edition
Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
ISBN 9780765392091, 0765392097, ,
Subject Drugs, Drugs, Robots, Scientists, Smugglers, FICTION / Science Fiction / Hard Science Fiction., FICTION / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering., FICTION / Science Fiction / Cyberpunk.
Location Main Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy
Status Available

Summary

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack's drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand. And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?