"Elegantly constructed, skillfully written, and absolutely impossible to stop reading. It ends on a beauty of a cliffhanger, too, pretty much guaranteeing that readers will be biting their nails until the sequel appears."" --Booklist" starred review of" The Demi-Monde: Winter"
From the Back Cover
The Demi-Monde is a virtual cyber-world, created to train soldiers in urban warfare, but its purpose is much, much darker... Norma Williams has discovered the terrible secret that lies behind its creation. If she is to save the Real World, she must not only escape the Forbidding City and the clutches of Empress Wu and the NoN, Mao ZeDong, but also destroy a terrible weapon that threatens the survival of the Demi-Monde - and all those living in it. But her enemies are arrayed against her, Lilith and Reinhard Heydrich are vying for ultimate power, and the only way their evil can be defeated is if the louche, dissolute fraudster Vanka Maykov can discover who he really is - and find the strength to destroy the woman he loves.