The Transfer Problem – Hardback

Adam Saint

Deixis Press

Hardback

262pp

ISBN: 9781838498771

Fiction

Publication date: 9 April 2022

Rights: World

£15.99

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A GLOBAL BANK IS HIDING A DARK SECRET

An artificial intelligence algorithm has been secretly implanted into its computer system…

A TERRIFYING NEW ADVANCE IN TECHNOLOGY

…but this aggressive and highly sensitive AI is good: so good that it bankrupts the entire world economy.

A frighteningly realistic new thriller The Transfer Problem is an adrenaline-fueled mystery that takes readers to the heart of a dark world. Ethan an introverted banker with a traumatic past falls in love with Anna an enigmatic scientist with whom he shares an academic interest in the philosophy of existence and consciousness. But with the reappearance of Ethan’s rogue brother Robert – a hacker who is forbidden from using technology – the hypothetical turns all too real: Robert convinces Ethan to let Anna transfer a conscious mind into Ethan’s trading algorithms.

But when Anna’s experiment goes well – too well in fact with world-altering consequences – Ethan finds himself on the run searching for answers to Anna’s mysterious past and looking desperately for a way to give humanity its future back.

With nail-biting action and smart technical themes The Transfer Problem asks what it means to exist to be real and to be human. But it also asks an even bigger question: how far would you go to avenge yourself?

Adam Saint

Adam’s early writing career was hampered by being the last person in his class at primary school allowed to use a pen. He now compiles cryptic crosswords for the Financial Times and writes for various journals on topics including artificial intelligence and bitcoin.