Ron Seybold has created stories in journalism for more than 30 years. He arrived at fiction with years of community and computer technology reporting, evenings of acting, and hours of radio broadcasts, all in a lifetime of learning to write about the future. He coaches writers in Austin workshops, edits books from authors all over the country, and lives with his wife Abby and their standard poodle Tess Harding.
Dayton Winstead must rescue his honor and discover the roots of a network-based bio virus. Created by evangelical scientist Jennifer Nation, the Mighty Hand virus will sweep through a network of VR SimSuits in seven days, killing millions who suit up to have sex in a world of pandemics. Naturopathic healer Angie Consoli helps Dayton search for a way to recover love in a time of deadly touch.