The Phone Company has been around for a long time. As civilization grew, so did its power, slowly spreading its lines across the continent. Today it's in everything. It's in the air around us. Now PCo is building a cell tower in the isolated town of Cracked Rock, Montana, bringing with it infrastructure, opportunity, and the world's smartest phone: the brand-new Tether. But the Tether isn't just a phone. It knows everything about you. It can give you anything you want. It can even connect you with the dead.
"I really wanted to like this book"
Ben Little is broke, jobless, and failing at his one true passion in life: writing. He can’t even afford medical treatments for his ailing son. When bestselling novelist Jack Fleischer takes an interest in him as a co-author, Ben thinks he has found his big break. But he quickly learns that working with Fleischer is no dream job. The bestseller is demanding, angry, and cruel.