The events of MindsEye left Nick Hall with brain implants that allow him to access the Internet from anywhere, and also with a little unintentional side effect of being able to read minds. Both abilities make him a prize to any number of organizations – the US government being just the most obvious – so he’s doing his best to stay under the radar now that most of the world believes he’s dead. A terrorist attack on the Academy Awards ceremony forces Nick into the open; now there are powerful figures hunting him down, and they’re willing to target those closest to him to get what they want.
Author Douglas E. Richards uses his experience as a biotech executive and his research on thought-controlled Web surfing to weave existing and theoretical technology together into a combination sci-fi action novel/military thriller. The story doesn’t quite work for me, but the concepts he uses are fascinating and thought-provoking.