When agents Phaedra and Aegeus of New Crete's Intelligent Data Enforcement Agency are tasked to find five missing Artificial Intelligence students, their single lead takes them to a notorious hacker known as 'The Cretian.'
With his help, they uncover a terrible truth: Ariadne, one of the students, is involved with a rogue AI program called The Daedalus Project. The AI is out of control, people are going missing, and a great swathe of the world’s data is being secured within its digital labyrinth.
Putting all their trust in the hacker, not only are the agent's careers and the student’s lives in jeopardy, but also the very freedom of the public hangs in the balance. Their only hope lies in The Cretian, a rogue hacker who's only out for himself.
What others thing of The Daedalus Code: "If you're looking for something very different to read ... Colin F. Barnes's new techno-thriller is a wild ride of imagination, action, technology and mythology." — Dave Thomas, Editor at DarkFuse
"Daedalus Code" by insightful visionary Colin F. Barnes is an exciting hunt through the shadows of the future by someone who knows how to tell a great story. Wire up and jack in! — David Robison, Presenter: Writer's Roundtable Podcast.
"This is a cyberpunk novella. It has all the hallmarks of the stories I read as a teenager. The main characters all feel believable. Colin F. Barnes is a great writer.” — Tont Lane, Reviewer: Tony’s Thoughts.
"I'm a big fan of William Gibson's writing and can say with certainty that The Daedalus Code will appeal to anyone who enjoyed stories like Count Zero, Virtual Light, or the original classic, Neuromancer.” — AJ Sikes, Author.