Apr 11, 11
Read from March 29 to April 01, 2011
You should definitely read This Is Not a Game first. Deep State is, by plot, a stand alone but Dagmar's situation requires the background.
Act One is pretty long but as with TINAG everything pays off. Dagmar is a living, breathing character and the cast of supporting characters is drawn with strong enough lines that you won't be confusing them.
And there's some awesome geek stuff in here that I don't think is impenetrable to muggles.