This is book number 1 in the Maze series.
If you liked Neuromancer and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, you'll love the MAZE...
Freddy Bills is retired. Back in the day, he was fishing people out of unreality tanks and pulling needles from their heads. That was when it was against the law. Now everyone is doing it, including him. In fact, he dreamstitches unrealities for droppers to ride. He's one of the best. His plans were to fade into retirement, just him and his dog.
That was before someone from his past appeared.
A string of clues leads him to dig up a past long buried and forgotten. As evidence mounts, he learns the truth about the Maze and its true purpose. There's no escaping his past or future. He was destined to solve the Maze.
He just has to figure out why.