In the not-too-distant future, in what was once the old City of New York, megacorporations have taken over everything. Now even the internet is owned, and the only way to transmit sensitive information is by a network of highly skilled couriers called “data runners” who run it over the... show more
In the not-too-distant future, in what was once the old City of New York, megacorporations have taken over everything. Now even the internet is owned, and the only way to transmit sensitive information is by a network of highly skilled couriers called “data runners” who run it over the sneakernet. It is a dangerous gig in a dirty world, but Jack Nill doesn’t have much choice in the matter. A brilliant young math whiz and champion of parkour, Jack must become one of these data runners in order to get his father out of a major gambling debt. But when a mysterious stranger loads Jack’s chip with a cryptic cargo that everybody wants, he soon becomes the key figure in a conspiracy that could affect the entire North American Alliance. Now it’s all up to Jack. With the help of his best friend, Dexter, and a girl who runs under the name Red Tail, Jack will have to use all his skills to outrun the retrievers and uncover the truth before they catch him and clip him for good.
Publish date: June 25th 2013
Publisher: Diversion Books
Pages no: 231
Edition language: English
Series: Data Runner (#1)
Great book! Look for my review on the blog tour - August 2, 2013 Such a Novel IdeaOverall: 4.5 / 5 stars
Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/3181 (7/8/13)This book had a very very slow start to it. I wasn't sure I was going to finish it, to tell you the truth. It's a very different sort of book than I normally read, and it opened with an information dump to acclimate the reader to the u...
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley to review.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was full of action and had a realistic rendering of the future. I liked the addition of parkour to the story. It was integrated well and made sense. The sport was explained well for those who were un...
You can also read this review on Flying Kick-a-pow! Reviews.Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of this book!Actual rating: 2.5 StarsRed Tail turns her attention back to her thin screen, and we walk in silence for a few minutes, giving me a chance to take in everything she's just told m...
Yay for this book! It's been a while since I read such fun sci-fi. What I love about the best sci-fi is not aliens or futuristic technology but how it illuminates important social, political and cultural issues in our world. And Data Runner does not disappoint.It touches on timely issues like frak...