When the CEO of the world’s leading Virtual Reality company is murdered in VR, Detective Jules Dover is pulled down a rabbit hole that could threaten the very fabric of real life. Set in the year 2040, Halcyon is a dark vision of the future that feels closer to reality with each passing day.
Blake Creighton is a powerful man; the CEO of the most important and innovative corporation in the world: Halcyon. Halcyon’s technology has completely changed how society operates, and for most people, the change is for the better.
Halcyon cornered the market on VR, bringing it out of a headset and into your mind. Users access the virtual space using neurological implants that manipulate the senses to create a virtual world. The only thing missing is the sense of touch.
Then Creighton is found dead, seemingly murdered. But with no evidence to explain how it could have happened in the physical world, Detective Jules Dover must consider the possibility that this could be the world's first virtual crime.
Jules investigates the case with her partner, Asha. Asha is a Virtual Intelligence—a digital being who exists only in the virtual realm. Their investigation draws them deeper into the bad blood at the heart of Halcyon, and also sheds light on the hidden dangers of VR—addiction to the virtual plane and complete detachment from reality.
As the investigation reaches its climax, Jules faces a life-altering conundrum: Will the sense of touch help us be more connected in the virtual world, or will it force us to lose touch with the real one?