The mysterious war machine device known as the Gizmo is getting restless and trying to use Melanie’s daughter Bess and her nephew Richard as a means of escape from its confinement. Meanwhile, problems arise with potential rogue Netwalkers tied not just to Melanie’s past but to her parents and the original capture of the Gizmo. Can Melanie work with her estranged Netwalker grandmother Sarah as well as Bess to stop the Gizmo and deal with past shadows that threaten to dominate Bess’s future?
Bess shuddered as she looked at what she realized was the real Gizmo. Then what’s in the Courts?
The Gizmo expanded, its color changing to the red and purple shade she’d seen connected to Kathy Miller.
Then she realized, just as its datastrings lashed out to wrap around her and Rick.
This is a different Gizmo. It’s not the same one at all.
She dropped all façade of helpless compliance and slammed up what remained of her shields around them.
<Help. Now. Not our Gizmo!> she sent out through virtual, just before her shield closed completely.