Hilketa is a frenetic and violent pastime where players attack each other with swords and hammers. The main goal of the game: obtain your opponent's head and carry it through the goalposts. With flesh and bone bodies, a sport like this would be impossible. But all the players are "threeps," robot-like bodies controlled by people with Haden's Syndrome, so anything goes. No one gets hurt, but the brutality is real and the crowds love it.Until a star athlete drops dead on the playing field.Is it an accident or murder? FBI Agents and Haden-related crime investigators, Chris Shane and Leslie Vann, are called in to uncover the truth--and in doing so travel to the darker side of the fast-growing sport of Hilketa, where fortunes are made or lost, and where players and owners do whatever it takes to win, on and off the field.
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Lock In is a 3-book series with 2 primary works first released in 2014 with contributions by John Scalzi.
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Good continuation of the Hayden universe. I think I enjoy the more sci-fi enriched Scalzi novels but I do enjoy this dive into the crime/who-dun-it murder mystery set in a near future. I think I may have enjoyed this one a little more than Lock In.