Daemon by Daniel Suarez
(aka Leinad Zeraus), released in 2006.

The story begins with legendary computer game designer Matthew Sobol's untimely death. At the time of his passing, he had a program running that was scanning obituaries on the Internet. That program coupled with his premature death sets in motion a series of other programs that move money, recruit followers, and even kill. It is Detective Peter Sebeck who is now responsible for combating a killer from beyond the grave in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Sebeck must somehow stop Sobol from accomplishing his ultimate goal, but he first must figure out what that goal is...

Daemon is a fast-paced, technologically accurate, and terrifying novel. It demonstrates how complicated human/computer interface has become and what potential risks may one day ensue.

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