Why live, when dying brings you straight to heaven?
The mysterious tech firm Broumgard pioneers a new form of virtual reality that mirrors, even exceeds, real life. Before long, people are dying to escape their humdrum lives for the virtual ecstasy of the Lobby. Literally.
When the world discovers that dying while connected to the Lobby might mean an eternity in virtual heaven, people are willing to do anything to get inside.
Alex Cutler is the only one who can stop the madness he helped create, but have things gone too far?
A meteorite named Teresa breaks our atmosphere. Instead of crashing into a city, it dissipates small golden particles that bloom into seeds and land. They appear innocuous, just settling where they fall, until Randy Johnson steps from his dusty Texas trailer and one of them speaks to him.