Praise for Fortuna






“Wild and addicting! I couldn’t tear my eyes from Michael Stevens’s masterpiece, a blend of high-tech computer games, gangsters, and medieval  Florence that rivals a Steve Berry thriller for chill-inducing fun.” 

  Shane Gericke, national best-selling author of Cut to the Bone 


“Written by an obvious computer pro, Fortuna plunges Jason, a Stanford IT grad student, into a lush, virtual, Renaissance Florentine world. At first an escape from the boredom of his RL (real life), he soon learns it’s not just a game. Highly imaginative, this is one for anyone who loves intelligent, high-tech thrillers!” 

  Deborah Shlian, award-winning novelist and author of Rabbit in the Moon (with Joel Shlian) and Dead Air (with Linda Reid) 


“Welcome to the game. Is it a game? Or is it RL (real life)? Is there a clear distinction, or does one bleed into the other? Jason Lind must call on all of his incredible intellectual gifts to determine which intrigues and threats are ‘in game’ and which are RL. His life depends on it. Fortuna is a breakneck thriller unlike any you’ve ever read.” 

     D.P. Lyle, Edgar Award nominee and Macavity Award-winning author of Stress Fracture 


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