In classic science fiction tradition, the protagonist finds herself uniquely situated to discover the details of a plot that turns out to be far deeper than she could have expected. But (again, in classic scifi tradition), the main character in this tale is the world itself. A weakly distopian near future, it depicts a world where some of the population is employed in meaningless office jobs while the rest are completely unemployed and unemployable. Computer-mediated games and messaging have taken the place of human interactions. An interesting, and somewhat disturbing setting.