inventor of an electronic method of measuring the human soul disappears.
George Stiles, owner of Foxglove, the software company backing and funding
the discovery, rehires his ex-security chief and former best friend, Spencer
de Gresseur to track the man down. While Spencer battles his alcoholism
and the fact that his ex-girlfriend has married George, a cold-blooded
killer is murdering everyone involved in the mysterious Balloons Projects.
Caught up in events that
mirror the judgment scenes of the world's major religions, Spencer faces a
finale in which the Egyptian Book of the Dead becomes all too real.
An intriguing mystery for those who enjoy a fast-paced mix of religion,
computers, and spy thrillers.
readers, please. Graphic violence
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Starling is a Web developer, consultant and writer based in the UK. His
special interests are usability and security. He has been Managing
Editor of the Web
Developer's Journal for internet.com and Technology Editor of the UK's
Internet Magazine. He also
writes technical articles for the magazine and for internet.com.
Right now he spends most of his time
working on a novel featuring artificial intelligence. He also enjoys
writing poetry when he has the time, but generally ends up writing about
the Internet instead. The pay's a lot better.
His own Web sites are Foxglove.co.uk
and Tinhat.com. Foxglove is a
satirical site and was chosen as the Mirror newspaper site of the day back
in August 2000. It's also home to most of his fiction writing. Tinhat
offers an introduction to Internet security and privacy for regular Web
users, not just techies. If you're interested in seeing his Web
journalism, here's a hyperlinked list