Halting state: Halting State Series, Book 1

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In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates, a dot-com startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But she soon realizes that the virtual world may have a devastating effect in the real one-and that someone is about to launch an attack upon both...
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display_description "Halting State [is] a near-future story that is at once over-the-top and compellingly believable." – Vernor Vinge, author of Rainbows End

In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates—a dot-com start-up company that's just floated onto the London stock exchange. But this crime may be a bit beyond Smith's expertise.
The prime suspects are a band of marauding orcs with a dragon in tow for fire support. The bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four, and the robbery was supposed to be impossible. When word gets out, Hayek Associates and all its virtual "economies" are going to crash hard.
For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But the deeper she digs, the bigger the case gets. There are powerful players—both real and pixelated—who are watching her every move. Because there is far more at stake than just some game-head's fantasy financial security...
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subject_facet Bank robberies -- Fiction, Computer games -- Fiction, Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Fiction, Science fiction, Virtual reality -- Fiction
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title_full Halting State Halting State Series, Book 1, Halting state / Charles Stross
title_short Halting state
title_sub Halting State Series, Book 1
topic_facet Bank robberies, Computer games, Fiction, Science Fiction, Virtual reality