MIDWAY, THE SEQUEL to James Slater’s thriller, Claustrom, delivers another non-stop sci-fi ride. Hang on to your butts as Pilot Durt Larson and flight engineer Truman confront new dimensions of danger after stumbling onto a secret that could save Earth from total anarchy–if it doesn’t kill them first.
Following his brush with death on Claustrom, Durt convalesces on the casino planet Midway. He watches a game on a Sunday afternoon and pays scant attention to the home team until an aircraft crashes onto the field and into the stands, killing hundreds. A baffling series of similar attacks on the city’s structures bring the wealthiest city in the system to its knees.
With their flat near Midway’s medical center destroyed, they hop Midway’s Underground to seek sanctuary in a downtown hotel. As night falls, they discover a more insidious side of the attack: virtual killers now prowl Midway’s streets, taking lives at will.
Death on every corner awakens Durt’s survival instinct. Teamed with an undercover prison agent and a 9-year-old boy orphaned in the attack, they must evade virtual technology that shouldn’t exist, Casino Reapers, and something larger–something Durt can’t quite wrap his mind around. He must risk everything to keep his promise to return to Earth and reunite Truman with his girl, Nik.