A daring examination of moral responsibility in virtual worlds. In the not-too-distant future, a detective investigates a highly interactive site in which taboo acts of secret desires are blurring the boundaries of right and wrong, and of virtual and real. She finds herself in a battle of wills with a charismatic suspect and wrestles with the question, is it a crime if the blood is just bits of computer code? The clash of wills over this question leads to an outcome neither the detective nor her prey could have imagined. Suspenseful, ingeniously constructed and fiercely intelligent, The Nether is a gripping play for adult audiences.