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3.53  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
By the author of the Startrigger series, a futuristic adventure of a man who uncovers a plot to alter human behavior through technology. An intelligence officer embarks on a journey through a fragmented future USA to discover why large parts of the population have become passive conformists. He discovers a diabolical political program that utilizes the body's own mechanism ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 249 pages
Published July 1996 by Avon Books
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Mar 15, 2012 Nick rated it liked it
This was an intriguing story, but I felt that the ending was a bit of a letdown, rushed in order to tie up everything in too few pages.
The basic premise is that the U.S. has mostly fallen apart, due to a storm of crises. A strange religious movement has swept Mexico, which is staging a guerrilla war in order to gain back the territory lost in the Mexican-American War. This has absolutely nothing to do with the main story, which turns it into a really elaborate throw-away.
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Jul 12, 2009 Fen rated it it was ok
The writing is rather oddly simplistic considering the very adult nature of some of the events and most of the themes in the book. Because of that, I kept expecting there to be something underlying the action that the audience was being kept unaware of... but the plot played out in a fairly straightforward manner. As much as I love John DeChancie's other works, I'm not sure I'd recommend this one.
Jul 08, 2011 EinsteinShrugged rated it it was amazing
If you love bad movies - and I'm talking MST3K bad - then you'll love this book. Laughable dialogue, non-dimensional characters and ridiculous writing. One of the few books that has literally made me laugh out loud at least once a chapter.
Sep 02, 2012 Lauren rated it liked it
This would have been a lot better if he hadn't copied the first half almost word for word from his own Castle book. Or it might be the other way around. Talk about lazy!
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Dec 01, 2011 Carma Spence rated it it was amazing
Entertaining. Chilling. Thought provoking. Really enjoyed this one.
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Apr 12, 2016 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing
Innerverse (1996) in which after twenty years of isolation the eastern portion of the United States is found to be inhabited by Zombie-like citizens acting out the commands of Innerverse an all-controlling nanoware (nanotechnology) network.
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John DeChancie is the author of over two dozen books, fiction and nonfiction, and has written for periodicals as widely varied as Penthouse and Cult Movies. His novels in the science fiction and fantasy genres have been attracting a wide readership for more than fifteen years, and over a million copies of his books have seen print, many in foreign languages.

John's first work was
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