Propater's military forces seek to possess our planet and maintain possession of one body in suspended animation - an empty shell whose consciousness has been downloaded in to Sophia's sophisticated cyborg system. Sophia cast her body aside years ago. Will she risk what's left of her brain and essential self for a chance to reunite a stranger's body with his mind? Hiroki Endo delvers another deep, poignant character study before sending readers into a brilliant, carnage-filled showdown between Propater forces, a a crime cartel, Nomad mercenaries, and the local police! To make matters worse as these forces converge, desperate Elijah plans an ambush of his own.