Williams Burroughs meets Philip K. Dick in this dystopian drug-fueled novel set in the not-so-distant future.
Synth is a drug able to induce hallucinations indistinguishable from reality. But it's brand new, highly addictive, and more than likely dangerous. Even the dealers peddling the pills don't know what long term effects the drug will have on its users.
For Markus Olsen, Synth offers an easy escape to his crumbling life. Markus, an ex-hacker, has been caught red-handed, and while his friends were sent to jail for 30 years, Markus decided to cooperate, agreeing to lend his services and particular criminal expertise to Viborg City's secret service, aiding the oppressive state power he'd been fighting to break in exchange for his relative freedom. But Markus' past as an anarchist comes back to haunt him, in the form of a credit card with no account but an seemingly unlimited balance as well as the discovery of a mysterious novel in which he is a main character.
How much of his reality is being produced by Synth? How disconnected from real life has Markus become? Forced to face his past and the decisions he's made, Markus must decide to choose between the artificial comfort of his constructed life and the harsh reality of treason and the struggle for freedom.
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