Rick Dial was the best quarterback Putnam Hills High School had ever seen. But when a car accident left him crippled, Rick’s life as he knew it ended. He disappeared into his bedroom—and into the glowing video screen.
But Rick’s uncanny gaming skills have attracted dangerous attention. Government agents uncovered a potentially devastating cyber-threat: a Russian genius has created a digital reality called the Realm, from which he can enter, control, and disrupt American computer systems — from transportation to defense. The agents want Rick, quick-thinking quarterback and gaming master, to enter the Realm and stop the madman before he sends America into chaos.
Entering the Realm will give Rick what he thought he’d never have again: a body as strong and fast as it was before the accident. But this is no game, there are no extra lives, and what happens to Rick in the Realm happens to Rick’s body in reality.
Even after Rick agrees to help, he can’t shake the sense that he’s being kept in the dark.
Why would a government agency act so aggressively? Can anyone inside the Realm be trusted? How many others have entered before him .. and failed to return?