Call Arkady a clone with a conscience. Or call him a traitor. A member of the space-faring Syndicates, Arkady has defected to Israel with a hot commodity: a genetic weapon powerful enough to wipe out humanity. But Israel's not buying it. They re selling it and Arkady to the highest bidder.
As the auction heats up, the Artificial Life Emancipation Front sends in Major Catherine Li. Drummed out of the Peacekeepers for executing Syndicate prisoners, Li has now literally hooked up with an AI who has lived many lifetimes and shunted through many bodies. But while they have their own conflicting loyalties to contend with, together they re just one player in a mysterious high-stakes game .
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Chris Moriarty was born in 1968 and has lived in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. A former environmental attorney who has also worked as a ranch hand, horse trainer, and backcountry guide, Chris is the author of Spin State and Spin Control.
"[T]his richly textured second novel explores issues of identity and loyalty, swapping quantum mechanics for complexity theory and mystery for suspense."—Publishers Weekly
"The characters have the complexity of motivation and backstory to make this more than just another dire-future thriller.... Tension-riddled."—Booklist