Charles Stross - Halting State
Three and a half stars. Pretty good.
Near-future thriller about a bank robbery in a virtual world that has much wider implications in the real world. It's set in Edinburgh in an independent Scotland, and is full to the brim with speculation about ubiquitous networking, surveillance, and MMO games. Fun, with loads of in-jokes about tech and Edinburgh, but it gets a bit muddled towards the end.