Year of publication: 1999
Sequence of author: Net force explorers(№2)
The Deadliest Game
Science fiction, Children's adventures
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Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Diane Duane The Deadliest Game PROLOGUE WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 2025 It was the kind of windowless room found in any one of a thousand office buildings nowadays, since the world had become truly virtual and any wall could become a window at the will of the inhabitants. However, the inhabitants of this particular room seemed unwilling to indulge in even the illusion of windowing; or perhaps what they disliked was the basic implication of a window, that someone might be able to see in as well as out. The walls were blind and bare, though they glowed softly white, shedding a cool, even light over the large, shiny black table in the middle of the room, and over the five men sitting at one end of it. They were Suits. Some of their lapels or ties were marginally more slender than others, or wider, but only those slight clues to their ages or preferences in fashion made them look at all different from one another. Otherwise,...