A guy who's left a perfectly good job to become a self-employed game developer doesn't need more risk in his life. But when a scientist is murdered, Nate Lively is on the list of suspects.
"You're making a game about nanomachines? Tiny, top secret things that can be used as weapons?"
"Right. I don't think it's such a big secret, though. I heard about it from a man I met in a pub."
Nate gets drawn into an adventure where life imitates art and the fight for the secrets of nanotechnology is just as dangerous as it is in his game.