WarcrossBook - 2017
The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships - only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation. Convinced she's going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game's creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year's tournament in order to uncover a security problem...and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika's whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she's only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire. In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. -- from dust jacket.
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multcolib_aliciat Apr 25, 2020
Book One in the Warcross Series.
Emika, a bounty hunter in a futuristic New York City gets involved in the virtual world of Warcross, an immersive game. Her skill brings her to the attention of the billionaire owner of the game, who recruits her to find an elusive hacker.
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Emika Chen lives in New York City and can barely pay her rent or buy food. She can’t find a legitimate paying job because of her criminal record, so she works as a bounty hunter tracking down criminals that are illegally betting on Warcross games. When she loses out on her latest bounty, Emika feels like giving up on everything. She decides to play Warcross to take her mind off her troubles. Emika is also a computer hacker and accidentally glitches herself into a championship game. She soon realizes that she can steal a valuable power-up that she could sell for big money. Unfortunately, when she steals the power-up she reveals her identity to the world. She is summoned by the game’s inventor to come to Tokyo and meet him. Emika is scared that she will be arrested but has no choice and goes to Tokyo. When she gets to Tokyo, she is offered a job to work undercover to find out who is sabotaging the Warcross games.
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