My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is something new, something fresh! Alex Fine is an orphan who generally accepts his lot in life. He has been placed in 3 different foster homes and then ‘returned’, like a piece of defective merchandise. As one of the older kids in the orphanage he is placed in charge of the new computer facilities when they arrive. Little does he know that everything he has come to know about his life is going to change.
While sitting in the computer lab he touches a network cable and is unexpectedly swept away into the information highway. He, in essence, is part of the electrons and packets going through the wires. Inside, he has the powers of a superhacker – nothing is out of his reach. He has full access to top secret CIA records, Lehman Brothers bank accounts and anything else connected online. During this process he can travel vast distances and end up on the other side of the world. While learning how to do this he ends up in some interesting predicaments.
Swept away in his new powers, Alex begins to lose control. With the world at his fingertips, he starts a Robinhood crusade to make perceived wrongs, right. With this intervention comes unexpected consequences. Along the way Alex figures out the origin of his powers and his own history. Too much power, too fast would aptly describe his own downfall. A fantastic ride along the way is in store for you, should you read Superhighway, which is certainly a new take on science fiction. It’s an easy read, which grabs you in the beginning and doesn’t let go. Highly recommend!!!