Daemon by Leinad Zeraus Acquired by Dutton (see News at right)


by  Leinad Zeraus

ISBN-10: 0978627105
ISBN-13: 978-0978627102
Prod. Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 1.2''
Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs

"Daemon is a thought-provoking novel that presents real technologies in a new and terrible light. It's a hard book to put down."
Tom Leonard, Lead AI architect Half-Life 2 (Valve Software)

"Someday, we may be defending our systems against automated threats that aren't just dumb viruses—and the ideas in Daemon will move from the fiction to the nonfiction section."
Jim Rapoza, eWeek (Ziff Davis)

"A first-class story that raced, twisting, to a conclusion that left me dying to read Mr. Zeraus's next offering. This book will change the way you look at our society."
Wurzel Parsons-Keir, Co-founder, Continuous Computing

It all begins when one man's obituary appears online. . . . A legendary computer game designer's obituary unleashes an unstoppable network of programs. Programs that move money. Programs that recruit people. Programs that kill. Confronted with a killer from beyond the grave, Detective Peter Sebeck comes face-to-face with the full implications of our increasingly complex and interconnected world—one where the dead can read headlines, steal identities, and carry out far-reaching plans without fear of retribution. Sebeck must find a way to stop Sobol’s web of programs—his Daemon—before it achieves its ultimate purpose. And to do so, he must uncover what that purpose is.

Visit the Daemon website .

Coming Soon from Verdugo Press . . .

The Case for Inefficiency

The unintended effects of uniformity & industrialization on the modern world
by Raymond Darrow (non-fiction)

A network optimization expert contemplates the passionate pursuit of efficiency and its potential to plant the seeds for the collapse of civilization.

Release Date: August, 2009


The sequel to Daemon by Leinad Zeraus (fiction - techno-thriller)

Picks up where Daemon left off -- continuing the journey of Detective Peter Sebeck and white-hat corporate hacker, Jon Ross, as they attempt to free the modern world from the grip of an AI computer virus.

This book and Daemon have recently been acquired by the Dutton imprint of Penguin Books

Read the Verdugo Press News Feed for updated release information and availability.

Earl Squirrel

by Katherine Laird (children's book)

A colorful character livens up life in the wintry woodlands. As the only squirrel capable of seeing in color, Earl tries to convey to his own kind the beauty they cannot see. An endearing story of personal and artistic integrity.

Release Date: May, 2009

101 Uses for a Dead Screenwriter

by Martin Canard (humor)

A tongue-in-cheek guide for making use of the surplus screenwriters expiring in Los Angeles every year

Release Date: April, 2009

-Verdugo Press News-

Subscribe to the Verdugo Press News Feed!

Automatically receive up-to-the-minute information on author appearances, release dates, and the latest reviews for Verdugo Press books.


kate spade outlet jordan 6 sport blue sport blue 3s sport blue 3s coach outlet online louis vuitton outlet lebron 11 cheap jordans louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet sport blue 6s louis vuitton outlet sport blue 3s lebron 11 wolf grey 3s louis vuitton outlet new jordans jordan 3 Wolf Grey louis vuitton purses Michael Kors Outlet