A cyber-dystopian thriller unlike any other. In a near-future Tokyo, every action - from blinking to sexual intercourse - is intellectual property owned by corporations that charge licensing fees. A BodyBank computer system implanted in each citizen records their movements from moment to moment and connects them to the audio-visual overlay of the ImmaNet so that every inch of this cyber-dystopian metropolis crawls with information and shifting cinematic promotainment. Amon Kenzaki works as a liquidator for the Global Action Transaction Authority. His job is to capture bankrupt citizens, remove their BodyBanks, and banish them to BankDeath Camps where they are forever cut off from the action-transaction economy. Amon always plays by the rules and is steadily climbing the Liquidation Ministry ladder.
With his savings accumulating and another promotion coming, everything seems to be going well until he is asked to cash crash a charismatic politician and model citizen and soon after is charged for an incredibly expensive action called "jubilee" that he is sure he never performed. To restore balance to his account, Amon must unravel the secret of jubilee but quickly finds himself asking dangerous questions about the system to which he's devoted his life, and the costly investigation only drags him closer and closer to the pit of bankruptcy. In book 1 of the Jubilee Cycle, Cash Crash Jubilee, debut novelist Eli K. P. William wields the incisive power of speculative fiction to show how, in a world of corporate finance run amok, one man will do everything for the sake of truth and justice.
©2015 Eli K. P. William (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Amazing first time author. Great idea on cyberpunk and corporations owning bodily actions and functions. Main characters well developed and the book moved on at a great pace. there's Only one problem: I've now got to wait a hear for the next part of the triology.
I baught this book on a whim. There were no reviews, and i didn't see any other work from the author on Audible, but man what a great choice. I was drawn in almost immediately, and the story and characters were both entertaining and believable. That's also the damn problem! By the time the book is over, you're so damn invested, you're left ripping out your hair screaming for the second book! >_< Noooooooooo Amon Kenzakiiiiiiiii!!!!!!
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