Is the real world the best place to be--or would we be happier living in a perfect virtual universe, where we have complete control? The lost, the refugees from the radioactive Eastern seaboard, the lonely souls searching for sanctuary: New York, in 2040, is a good place and a good time to be working for Missing Persons. For Hal Halliday and Barney Kluger, the booming business means not having to think about either the past or their uncomfortable present. Then Hal goes in search of a missing computer tech called Sissi Nigeria and gets pulled into a bizarre world of countercultures and virtual-reality domains. And suddenly, he can't hide from his memories anymore.A gripping novel set in a future wild with possibilities.