2005: Welcome to NoCal and SoCal, the uneasysister-states of what used to be California. Here themillenium has come and gone, leaving in its wakeonly stunned survivors. In Los Angeles, BerryRydell is a former armed-response rentacop now workingfor a bounty hunter. Chevette Washington is abicycle messenger turned pickpocket who impulsivelysnatches a pair of innocent-looking sunglasses. Butthese are no ordinary shades. What you can seethrough these high-tech specs can make you rich--orget you killed. Now Berry and Chevette are on therun, zeroing in on the digitalized heart ofDatAmerica, where pure information is the greatest high.And a mind can be a terrible thing to crash...
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