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|Author||Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Diane Duane|
|Series||Tom Clancy's Net Force Explorers, #2|
|Genre|| Young Adult Fiction |
|Publisher||Berkley Publishing Group|
|Preceded by||Virtual Vandals|
|Followed by||One Is The Loneliest Number|
The Deadliest Game is the second book in the young adult series Net Force Explorers created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. The book was released in 1998 and ghost written by Diane Duane.
Net Force Explorers Megan O'Malley and Leif Anderson work to investigate an online Virtual Reality wargame.
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