Dream Park - Dream Park, Bk 1 Author:Steven Barnes, Larry Niven The South Seas Treasure Game is one of the hottest items Dream Park has to offer, according to the game's sponsor, the International Fantasy Gaming Society. And Dream Park, where fantasy become reality, where role-playing games become mortal combat -- well, nearly mortal, since the "deaths" and "injuries" come via compute... more »r simulations and holograms -- is one of the world's greatest, most extravagant, diversions.
Of course, it is vital that Alex Griffin, head of the park's security forces, check out the dossiers on the game players. Nothing exceptional there -- except that Chester Henderson, the Lore Master, and Richard Lopez, the Game Master, are sworn enemies. Which makes for a grudge match. And grudge matches are always interesting.
When a bonafide death happens, Griffin comes in as a replacement, to find the real killer before the outside world learns about the murder.
And Griffin, while struggling against the seduction of Fantasy, must risk his life -- and his sanity -- to protect his teammates from the unknown murderer in their midst.« less