This was a great read - well paced, cleverly interwoven narratives, easy to visualise environment, and an element of technology that doesn't feel too far fetched or unrealistic.
It is probably this last point that made the novel work for me - from things like the BabyStrange camera/display unit coat, to the massively-multiplayer games (both virtual and real), and best of all the use of a haemmorhagic fever virus as a means of crowd control which is only fatal if you don't report to an immunity centre for treatment within 48 hours... so you get cured, but can easily be arrested - fantastic!
Saying all that, the blurb reads "What's really going on? Who's really in charge? You have No. F******. Idea." - implying that you're going to struggle to piece things together; now maybe I missed something (I'll know when I go back to read it again) but I didn't really come across any deep mysteries as it implies. The narrative threads linked together cleverly, and it gradually became clear that there were all manner of different shenanigans going on from all quarters - but all still perfectly understandable. No matter, it's only a story, and the blurb was probably written by a marketing bod who'd had too much wine at lunchtime and couldn't follow it all properly.
I was a bit concerned to start with by all the glowing praise on the covers and first page, as it makes me wonder whether the reviewers are friends, or have been coerced, or perhaps are all just jumping on the bandwagon - but fortunately in this case it is all well-deserved...
If you like this genre (or rather any one of the multiple genres that overlap to make this book!) then I'm pretty sure that you'll enjoy this one.