DARK SIREN

Kyrylo Tereshchenko, a Ukrainian ex-Spetnaz soldier with specialised computer hacking expertise, has fled to Australia from the U.S. on the run from the FBI. In addition to his routine fraudulent credit card schemes, he has been commissioned to frame the leading U.S. Democratic presidential candidate nominee, Senator Jack Gallagher. The Super Tuesday primaries are approaching, and a sex scandal involving rent boys and bondage will scupper his chances. Tereshchenko uses the anonymous potential of the online virtual world Avataria to set up his victim and communicate with his minders.

Frank Nez, NSA cryptanalyst and grandson of a WWII Navajo codetalker, and Simon Austin from the AHTCC go online to try and thwart him, but their efforts are undermined at every turn by hidden agendas and temptations of the masquerade that is Avataria ...