In just three years, CEO Robbie Case has grownCore Communications, a data technology company,from 30 people to over 5,000. Now a $20 billioncompany made legendary by its sudden success,Core is based on a technology no other companycan come close to copying, a revolutionarybreakthrough known as Â drawing blood from amainframe." And Robbie, its 35-year-old CEO, isacclaimed worldwide for his vision, leadership andwealth.Except that all of it is based on a lie. The technologydoesn't work, the finances are built on a Ponzischeme of stock sales and shell corporations, andRobbie is struggling to keep the company alive,to protect the friends who work for him and allthat they've built. Each day, Robbie tries to pushthe catastrophe back a little further, while hisemployees believe that they are all moving closerto Â grace," the day their stock options vest, whenthey will be made rich for their faith and loyalty andhard work. The details of the lie are all keyed intoa shadowy interface that Robbie calls Shimmer, anomniscient mainframe that hides itself, calculatesits own collapse, threatens to outsmart its creatorand to reveal the corporation's illegal, fragileunderpinnings.Shimmer is the story of a high-tech crusade nearingits end. The shell game Robbie has created is finallyrunning out of room. And Robbie is the only onewho knows or who has a chance to make thingsright. Or is he?A breathless debut novel that charges theatmosphere with suspense and surprise anddelivers complex characters you can root for inspite of their flaws, Shimmer is Robbie's raceagainst the truth.