Title: Grydscaen: Dark
Author: Natsuya Uesugi
Genre: Dystopian, Cyberpunk, Science Fiction, Suspense
Length: Novel (268pgs)
Publisher: Pageturner, Press and Media (June 25, 2018)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: A clandestine meet occurs in the Echelons under cover of darkness where Top Secret intel on the stock market changes hands. The insider tip gets the gothic hacker Jester engaged in a high tech game. Parliament votes to lower harsh stock market regulations fueling the Corporation’s bottom line, a payoff from ministers who were propped up by illegal corporate campaign donations.
Ordered by Jester, the teenage hacker Rom infiltrates the largest high volume brokerage house causing wild gyrations in trading. When Jester triggers an insidious stock market payload all hell breaks loose threatening the pristine City. Will Zoon, the leader of the Triumvirate, get roped into the fray? Can Raven, the government hacker, put the cryptic clues together before the market crashes? Find out in grydscaen: dark. Whose side are you on?
Review: Let me start of by saying this is the first book in the series I have read. While I was worried I might have missed something the story itself was really good with plenty of mystery, suspense and edge of your seat scenes that are engaging. I loved the characters from Jester to Zoon. The tech in the story was very detailed and intriguing.
There is a lot happening as the story progresses and the suspense of waiting to see what happens was brilliant. I really enjoyed the overall story and was impressed with the way it was written and the attention to the details. All the characters had a role to play in bringing this story to life.