Deus Ex: Icarus Effect by James Swallow reads as well as I'd hoped. It's been on my "to read" list ever since I finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut last year. The game was fantastic, and exceeded my low expectations. So after learning that a prequel novel was written and published before the game's release, and that reviews were, on the whole, favourable, I'd been keeping a look out for a cheap copy to blast through.
It was Emma who gave me the copy of Deus Ex: Icarus Effect I have now. She snapped it up along with The Hellbound Heart (the copy with the ridiculous cover). And what with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided hurtling towards us, I thought now would be a good time to satisfy my golden-hued cyberpunk cravings, because I'm sure not paying £65 for whatever pre-order DLC-laden bullshit deluxe edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Square-Enix have shat out, and I'm sure, sure not paying £40 for the same game with bits-and-bobs stripped out of it.