Are they kidding? This series has turned into Net Farce. In no particular order we get a Chinese computer geek who breaks into mega secure US government systems as well as some heavy duty commercial systems with consumate ease, a lecture on religion, or lack thereof, our hero, Jay Gridley, getting a new pair of VR glasses which may or may not let him catch the Chinese computer geek, several lectures on parenthood and is it more important than the job, Abe Kent stalking and killing the bad guy from the last book (or was it two books ago) after the bad guy first steals Abe's socks without taking his shoes off, a Chinese general who hatched the whole plot (plot? plot? don't ask!) and bites the big one (really!) while in Net Force custody, and oh what a lovely romp. Gawd, this series is going to the dogs. I think it's picked up a virus and needs to get its hard drive wiped and reformated.