Léonard Matton is convinced that in history, each era produces its own pirates. In the 18th century, its buccaneers, cruising off the New World. In the 21st century, its hackers, surfing in troubled waters. Edward Snowden and Julian Assange are the tragic heralds of this new epic... But do you know Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts? Reinvented under the identity of Daniel for the purposes of this fictionalized biopic, this man is nothing less than the creator in the early 2010s of the sulphurous The Silk Road, a virtual marketplace that deviates from the emancipatory and libertarian ideas of the original darknet to the benefit of the arms and drug trade... From a stratospheric ascent - of which only the web has the secret - to a punishment of ancient violence, it is an unprecedented cyber-tragedy that Léonard Matton retraces. Engaging his body in the battle, the author-actor pulls the threads of this show like a man-orchestra, where fantastic images parade by: a ship's décor, immaterial swirls of code and even a hallucinated vision of a library décor... The book: very ironically, the object of the old world that opens and closes this edifying pirate trajectory in the modern era.