Daemon is a novel by Daniel Suarez which depicts the actions of a computer program called 'The Daemon'. Created by multi-millionaire genius video game creator Matthew Sobol. Daemon quickly begins to infiltrate large corporations and governments, blackmailing hundreds of thousands of people into doing its bidding.
Plot Summary Edit
Daemon is spread across 45 chapters encompassing 3 parts.
We learn that Matthew Sobol, a multi-millionaire genius, has died. Two of his coworkers are killed in mysterious ways, the first is decapitated while riding a dirtbike and the second is electrocuted while trying to open the metal door to a server room. Detective Peter Sebeck is trying to find leads on this before being sent an email with a video of a grainy sillahouete claiming to be Matthew Sobol, and that he can't be stopped. He forewards this to the FBI who organise a raid on Sobol's mansion.
Daemon was self-published by Suarez's own company, Verdugo Press, in late 2006. It was republished by major publishing house Dutton in 2009. Walter F. Parkes has expressed an interest in making a film adaption.