Linus has finally gotten what he wanted, but life in the Second Realm is not what he expected. Kept in the transfer home long after he was supposed to become part of a new family, he regrets his decision to cheat on the exam– until he’s contacted by a member of Mr. Zanz’s organization.
Suspicious of the events surrounding the exam, the police have been slowly taking and interrogating anyone who seems dissatisfied with the government. Now the organization is in lockdown, and it’s only through luck that Mr. Zanz managed to send an agent to Linus.
Toscane is the daughter of the director of the transfer home and with her connections she’s in a position to get Linus safely out. Unfortunately, this means that they will both become renegades, along with Mr. Zanz, who managed to escape before the police convicted him of trying to sabotage the exam. Now they must live like ghosts, unseen, unheard, and in constant fear of getting caught. But Linus puts them in danger when he decides to visit his family and gets caught by the police… and is given a chance to put an end to the system once and for all.
The Second Life of Linus Hoppe provides a satisfying end to Linus’ adventure. As with Destiny, Second Life could have been translated better, but is otherwise a good, light read.