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Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane. Hot on her trail, an unlikely pair: Eliasz, a brooding military agent, and his robotic partner, Paladin. As they race to stop information about the sinister origins of Jack's drug from getting out, they begin to form an uncommonly close bond that neither of them fully understand. And underlying it all is one fundamental question: Is freedom possible in a culture where everything, even people, can be owned?
Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION
Characteristics: 301 pages ;,22 cm.

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In the year 2144, medicine is only available for those who can afford it. Jack is a drug pirate, filling prescriptions for the poor from her submarine. A fly in the ointment leaves people overdosed: addicted to working, not sleeping or eating and becoming mad. Who is behind the bad drugs? A milit... Read More »


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