Check out The Infinet by John Akers, the sci-fi thriller that Readers' Favorite called "a gripping tale of the near future that is scarily real."
A famous inventor of augmented/virtual reality glasses used all over the world, Oreste Pax, is working on a brain-computer interface he believes will revolutionize human cognition. However, a massive computer virus attacking the Internet of Things threatens to destroy civilization first.
Pax is forced into an encounter with Alethia, the brilliant leader of a mysterious society that has developed technology far beyond anything he's ever seen before. She reveals a devastating truth about humanity to Pax before forcing him to make a choice that will affect the future of the human race.