You should never give up on an author until you've read all their books. T may have a Elite book in there yet.
One False Move tells the story of Claire, a Denver newspaper reporter chasing down a potentially juicy story: a computer company has created a game that allows the player to play the game from the inside, so to speak. The player can live the game.
But with this new technology comes a price: addiction so deep that the players begin to be unable to seperate reality from fantasy.
But the company is also toying around with drugs and how they can effect the players. Things are not all above board.
I don't know about you, but that sounds like T's best plot idea yet. Claire is actually a semi-believable character. She has other things going on in her life too, such as two potential boyfriends. Neither of them is bad, it's just a matter of faith.
The main thing keeping this book off the Elite List is the dumb end. As usual, T had to throw in a dumb villain with a false suspense scene in which Claire gets captured and is forced to play the game.
I saw that one coming.
If he would have just left well enough alone and let the game be the villain and simply show the consequences of that type of invention without pushing the issue too strongly, than this would have been an Elite book.
Instead, he fell just short.
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