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The Terminal Code


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What happens when society fully embraces virtual reality?

2050. New York City. Civilization has abandoned the real world for the pleasures and thrills of the virtual reality platform, SCAPE. Its mass adoption has changed the dynamics of humanity and now…crime.

How do you solve an impossible murder…one that didn’t even happen in this reality?

Dashiell Kincaid, a cocky security consultant known for his knowledge of SCAPE’s systems, is called to the scene of a murder but is quick to find that this one is much more than it seems, as it somehow crossed the bounds of SCAPE and into everyday life.

Kincaid’s quest for the truth reveals a deeper conspiracy than he bargained for and leads him to question the nature of his society, reality, and even himself.

The Terminal Code is a futuristic sci-fi crime thriller that examines humanity’s relationship with technology and reality. J.W. Galliger’s debut novel turns the “locked-room mystery” on its head with vivid characters, creative settings, and a breakneck plot that will keep you begging for more. Perfect for fans of Neal Stephenson, Ernest Cline, A.G. Riddle, Martha Wells, Blake Crouch, T.M. Haviland, and more.

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