The novel—which is kind of a mystery thriller—is set in the far future. The Singularity has come and gone. Earth has been obliterated into a haze of computronium, and death is rendered trivial by a good backup plan. The action takes impossibly far away, and many of the most important characters are barely recognizable as humans.
Which is a fun ride, but I definitely wasn’t expecting the belly-laugh on the very last page:
Thanks, guys. Got it.