Virtual Sabotage

Hyzy Julie (Author)


A new stand-alone thriller from the New York Times bestselling author Julie Hyzy, Virtual Sabotage introduces Kenna Ward, an envoy for a virtual reality company whose implants create a thrilling world that allows people to create daring scenarios in a safe environment. Most of the time, that is. When in the rare instance the human brain mistakes the terrifying event as real, it's up to Ward to enter the scenario and pull them back to reality. But when a key envoy goes rogue and people begin responding in odd and dangerous ways, Ward delves deeper, finding a sinister conspiracy to take over not only the virtual reality world, but the real one as well. Ward must stop it before there are no longer any independent minds left to control.

Product Details

$16.00  $14.72
Calexia Press
Publish Date
October 23, 2018
5.2 X 0.8 X 7.9 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Julie Hyzy is a New York Times bestselling author who has won the Anthony, Barry, and Derringer awards. She writes the White House Chef Mystery series and Manor House series. In 2017 she began writing a new thriller stand- alone, which is a return to her beginnings, when she wrote darker mysteries and thrillers as well as short stories with a futuristic twist. VIRTUAL SABOTAGE launches in October, 2018. Julie and her husband Curt live in Chicago's Southwest suburbs.


Hyzy... displays her usual talents for fashioning an intriguing plot, advancing her characters' stories and displaying her knowledge of stately homes and priceless possessions...a first-rate mysterian."--Richmond Times-Dispatch
Grace Under Pressure First in Manor House Mystery series. Launching the Manor of Murder series with plenty of thrills and laughs. Hyzy (the White House Chef mysteries) creates the well-researched and believable estate of Marshfield Manor, part mansion and part museum.Publishers Weekly - *Starred Review
"Strap in and go for a ride with VIRTUAL SABOTAGE, a thrilling change of pace for Julie Hyzy. She takes us on a mind-bending trip into a world where villains set the rules, and heroes can't believe what they know to be true. Fascinating, fun, and deeply satisfying." Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Judgment
Hyzy (Deadly Interest ) launches herWhite House Chef Mystery series with a compulsively readable whodunit full of juicy behind-the-Oval Office details, flavorful characters and a satisfying side dish of red herrings--not to mention 20 pages of easy-to-cook recipes fit for the leader of the free world. Publishers Weekly
Virtual Sabotage "Well crafted futuristic thriller...Hyzy combines a supercharged plot with characters who leap off the page in this eerily plausible tale." Publishers' Weekly--Publishers' Weekly
"Hyzy, best known for her popular White House Chef series, shifts gears with this engaging take on the techno-thriller. Virtu-Tech is a virtual reality company that offers its clients the opportunity to be immersed in lifelike virtual reality environments. Sometimes the client gets confused and thinks the virtual environment is real; when that happens, Kenna Ward helps the client escape safely. When Kenna's partner, Charlie, enters an environment without clearance, after apparently disabling the safety protocols, Kenna makes a desperate, though unsuccessful, attempt to extricate him. Determined to find out what happened (Charlie was her lover not just her professional partner), Kenna risks her own life to expose a terrifying conspiracy and bring Charlie's killers to justice. The book has a great premise- the virtual reality angle suggests Adam Sternbergh's Shovel Ready (2014)-and the story unspools cleverly and with plenty of suspense. In addition, Kenna is a notably empathetic lead character. Hard-core techno-thriller fans may find themselves wanting more techie detail behind the thrills (in the Michael Crichton mode), but this is a strong and satisfying tale." -Booklist