In the near future war is unknown, conflict has vanished, and life is perfect. Or so it seems. Once merely a surveillance net, Echelon has severed its ties with the United States to become the covert power shaping world affairs. In the process, it manipulates the data flow at will, snuffs out dissent, and controls informationand thus the worldwith an iron fist. But after years of silent dominance, Echelon itself stands on the brink of collapse.
Honed, armed, and bioengineered to the hilt, Ryan Laing, a veteran Echelon operator, is thrust into a dark conspiracy to overthrow Echelon and send the world into a new cycle of violence. With his handler, Sarah Peters, a neo-punk hacker out of Scotland, Laing embarks on a desperate race through the halls of power and across the globefrom the flooded beachfront of Venice, California, to a murderous jungle in Southeast Asiato find out who in Echelon is playing God... and what greater hell will soon be unleashed.