Written by Dan T. Sehlberg
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publication Date May 09, 2014
A suspenseful and highly original technothriller based on breathtaking developments in the field of thought-controlled systems and cyber warfare.
Eric Söderqvist, professor of computer science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, has invented Mind Surf: a thought-controlled system that allows people with disabilities to browse the web.
Samir Mustaf is a former MIT professor whose daughter Mona was killed by an Israeli cluster bomb five years earlier. He has just developed the most sophisticated computer virus the world has ever seen, for the purpose of a cyber attack against Israel’s financial system.
Eric’s wife Hanna falls into a coma — struck by an aggressive and previously unknown virus — after having tested her husband’s invention. The doctors are at a loss. Although everyone around him thinks he’s gone mad, Eric is convinced that his wife has been infected by a powerful computer virus known as Mona, and that the only way he can save her is by tracking down its creator.
Dan T. Sehlberg
Dan T. Sehlberg is an IT and media entrepreneur. He has established several companies, including Sweden’s first website for travel booking. His debut novel, Mona, is the first in a diptych about Professor Eric Söderquist. Sehlberg lives with his wife and two daughters in Stockholm, Sweden.
Rachel Willson-Broyles is an American translator specializing in literature. She recently translated The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson, Mona by Dan T. Sehlberg, and Room No. 10 by Åke Edwarson. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin
"Swedish writer Dan T. Sehlberg's debut novel Mona is a fast-paced techno-thriller that hits all the right spots . . . Mona is a richly conceptualized debut novel." Daily Telegraph (Australia)
"A complex and thrilling plot." Daily News (Australia)