Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) December 3, 2009
Oceanview Publishing announces the forthcoming release of Fortuna by Michael Stevens. Fortuna will be available wherever fine books are sold on May 3, 2010.
An innovative, high-tech thriller, Fortuna (ISBN: 978193351577-9, $25.95, Thriller, 312 pages, hardcover) introduces Jason Lind, a brilliant but bored Stanford computer science major. Longing for escape from his mundane existence, Jason signs up to play Fortuna, an online role-playing game set in Renaissance Florence.
From the first, fateful mouse click, Jason tumbles into the vibrant, lush, and anonymous world of Fortuna. Swept up in this highly complex, highly addictive game of fame, fortune, and power, Jason quickly transitions from casual gamer to compulsive player.
Soon tangled up in a steamy, virtual love triangle, Jason becomes obsessed with breaking Fortuna's code of anonymity. But Fortuna is anything but fun and games, and when a sizeable debt incurred in the game spills over into reality, Jason is forced to leverage the legacy of his father, a high-tech legend killed in a car accident years before, to pay off the debt.
What started as a great escape may only leave Jason trapped, as the game that transported Jason deep into the past exposes a shocking, present-day reality. In the world of Fortuna, it's not how you play the game; it's if you survive.
Susan Greger, Publisher at Oceanview, commented, "We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Fortuna. An exciting, innovative, page-turning thriller, Fortuna is an incredible tale."
Michael Stevens is a contributing editor for several high-profile web sites in the technology arena. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Oceanview Publishing (http://www.oceanviewpub.com) is an independent book publisher headquartered in Massachusetts. Oceanview is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America. For more information, please contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875