Rick Dakan. Geek Mafia (2006) 298 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “Fired from a job he hated at a company he loved, videogame designer Paul Reynolds is drowning his sorrows in late-morning margaritas when he meets an alluring, pink-haired woman named Chloe. With the help of her gang of techno-pirate friends, Chloe helps Paul take revenge on his former employers. What more could a recently unemployed, over-worked videogame designer in Silicon Valley ask for? In the process, Paul finds himself drawn right into the center of their wild, seductive, underground world. He falls in love with their fun-loving, drug-fueled lifestyle almost as fast has he falls head over heels for Chloe. But can he trust any of them?”
Setting: Silicon Valley