Y2K - Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Summary

Y2K tells how a computer hacker destroys the lives of a successful businessman and his equally successful wife. Issues of trust, in people and in systems, are explored through the development of an increasingly suspenseful, chilling narrative that ultimately warns that too much trust, in anyone or anything, can lead to disaster.

Astrakhan speaks in a brief prologue about how he's invisible, everywhere and ruthless. Joseph comes into an interrogation area, accompanied by Slake and McAlvane. He seems surprised to be there, but the other two assure him they brought him in out of concern for his reputation. If other people see him being interrogated, they say, rumors might start. Joseph makes a joke about how easily that happens and then asks for a phone so that he can call his lawyer.

Slake hands him a cell phone, and Joseph makes the call. His conversation reveals...

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