The Hunt for Freddy Bills

Books 2 in the Maze

“Couldn’t put this down!”

“Twists and turns that left me guessing even up to the very end!”

“This book is as if Stephen King wrote Ready Player One.”


The Maze is legal.

Freddy Bills is retired. Back in the day, he was fishing people out unreality tanks and pulling needles out of their heads. That was when it was against the law. Now everyone is doing it, including him. In fact, he dreamstitches unrealities for droppers to ride. He’s one of the best. His plans were to fade into retirement, just him and his dog.

That was before someone from his past appeared.

A string of clues leads him to dig up a past long buried and forgotten. As evidence mounts, he learns the truth about the Maze and it’s true purpose. There’s no escaping his past or future. He was destined to solve the Maze.

He just has to figure out why.


“I’m going to have to read every other book and short story he has written.”

“Very well written and the characters are amazing. It will make question your reality.”

“…masterfully brings together at the end”

“This book is one craziness of a ride.”

“Best book ever!”

“Well worth reading, difficult to put down.”

“If you’ve not yet read any of Bertauski’s books, this is a superb one to start with!”

“This book is brilliant!”

“Bertauski has done it again!! I’m afraid to watch video games or use virtual reality now.”

Grey isn’t sleeping. Sunny Grimm finds a strap around her son’s head with an embossed symbol between his eyes. This is the mark of awareness leaping, where players launch into alternate realities and anything goes. Investors make millions. Critics, however, refuse to call it a game. They argue that reality confusion will end humanity. Labels aside, there are many who play. And many who lose.

Awareness leaping is all the rage.

Ten players.

Memories wiped, their bodies each dropped into a tank. Their consciousness thrown into the Maze—a virtual reality where anyone is anything and anywhere. Battles are fought, riddles are solved. To win a lifetime of riches one has to escape the Maze. First, they have to remember who they are.

Some never do.