Russell is happy to be a part of Black Arts, the soaring new games studio where the industrys techiest techs work in unison. But the studios hot new game seems to be suffering from a software glitch, and Russell finds himself in a race to save the game, his job, and his friends. The trouble dates back 20 years to some very human bugs. Expect Grossman, author of the best-selling Soon I Will Be Invincible and the creator of several popular games (Deus Ex, anyone?), to deliver sleek techno-brilliance with heart. If the name and face seem familiar, know that Grossman is Magicians author and Time book critic Lev Grossmans twin.

A novel of mystery, video games, and the people who create them, by the bestselling author of "Soon I Will Be Invincible." When Russell joins Black Arts games, he reunites with an eccentric crew of nerds hacking the frontiers of both technology and entertainment. But there's a secret that has the power to influence real and virtual worlds.