visión de conjunto:Críticas Klavan (the Homelanders series) kicks off a trilogy with this fast-paced cyberthriller involving a teenager tapped by a secret agency to fight evil inside a form of virtual reality. Former football star Rick Dial has been living in a funk ever since his father walked out on his family and Rick himself was injured in a car accident. A self-described 'useless cripple ' Rick has taken to playing video games nonstop. His exemplary skills lead him to be recruited by the MindWar Project where he's charged with a vital mission: go into the digital 'Realm' to investigate spy on and possibly combat the terrorist Kurodar. Inside the Realm Rick fights code disguised as monsters as he learns how to achieve his full potential. While Rick starts out as depressed and surly his self-image and confidence are gradually restored. The story while interesting suffers from a lack of focus---both an awkward romantic subplot and religious undertones involving the power of spirit feel tacked on rather than an organic part of the novel.--Publishers WeeklyEdgar Award-winning Klavan's well-orchestrated fantasy thriller features...an imaginative mix of gaming action with real-life stakes. With just the right cliff-hanger ending this trilogy opener shows promise.--Booklist. . . the focus is on action and there's just enough left unresolved to tempt readers onward.--Kirkus Reviews Reseña del editor When Rick lost the ability to run he came one step closer to becoming a hero. Biografía del autor Andrew Klavan is an award-winning writer screenwriter and media commentator. An internationally bestselling novelist and two-time Edgar Award-winner Klavan is also a contributing editor to City Journal the magazine of the Manhattan Institute and the host of a popular political podcast on DailyWire.com. His essays and op-eds on politics religion movies and literature have appeared in the Wall Street Journal the New York Times the Washington Post the LA Times and elsewhere. He lives in Southern California.