With the help of the fine folks at GOODREADS, we’re giving away a copy of Kimberly Ungers fast paced and complex THE EXTRACTIONIST.
Unger (NUCLEATION), a game designer and VR programmer by day, delivers an edge-of-your-seat technothriller with a refreshingly relatable protagonist.—Library Journal
Our heroine is a business consultant, but we live in her cyborg brain, we see every detail through her augmented eyes, and the future world she haunts is crammed with invention to the point of psychedelia. I quite enjoyed this.—Bruce Sterling, author of Schismatrix
In her breakout technothriller, virtual reality expert Kimberly Unger has created the iconic cyberpunk heroine we need: Eliza McKay, a disgraced underground hacker just trying to take back her career one dangerous job at a time. But when McKay’s latest contract throws her into the middle of a corporate power struggle, she finds herself fighting for her life in both the real and digital worlds.
A fast paced and complex tale of corporate and governmental intrigue, Unger has given the world another winner.—Joseph Karpierz, MT Void
Eliza McKay is an Extractionist: an expert in the virtual reality space where people’s minds are uploaded as digital personas. When rich or important people get stuck in the Swim for reasons that are sleazy, illegal, or merely unlucky—it’s McKay’s job to quietly extract them. And McKay’s job just got a lot more dangerous.
After McKay repels an attack on her Swim persona, hired thugs break into her house to try and hack her cybernetic implants directly. Meanwhile, the corporate executive she was hired to rescue from VR space is surprisingly reluctant to be extracted. Something is lurking in the Swim, and some very powerful people will stop at nothing to keep it secret.
Cyberpunk fans won’t want to miss this.Publishers Weekly