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Written By: Matt Richtel

Narrated By: Kirby Heyborne

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: June 2007

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes


From New York Times journalist and syndicated comic stripcreator Matt Richtel, HOOKED is a visionary thriller for the digital era, anda novel about life, love, and high-techintrigue on the Left Coast.

Whenmedicaljournalist Nat Idle narrowly survives an explosion in an Internet café after receiving a mysterious note warning him to leave immediately, he becomes enmeshed in the most dangerous assignment of his life. Nat believes that the handwriting on the lifesaving note belongs to his deceased girlfriend, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist he has been obsessively mourning, and so begins a fevered quest to solve the mystery of his lost love.The journey forces himto confront the underbelly of the digital revolution and question his own sanity.

Matt Richtel'sfirst novel will leaveyou hooked at the end of every chapter. His thriller about love and other addictions is itself a compulsive reading experience, fueled by adrenaline and suspense and influenced by the pace and attitude of the Internet. It is a tour de force of romance and deception, and ahauntingcommentary on the impact new addictions are having on our lives.