Once an elusive hammerjack plunged into a virtual world of code, Lea Prism has been reborn as a corporate spook, hell-bent on ridding the universe of the anti-tech Inru terrorists. Their attempt to accelerate evolution robbed her of her once chance for happiness. Now the man she loved is nothing but a disembodied consciousness—and part of the computer matrix she has sworn to defend.
But from the depths of a Martian volcano to the radioactive wasteland of Chernobyl, the Inru have launched one last offensive—giving rise to a final scenario more terrifying than anyone could imagine. The forces of technology are poised to distort the very worst of what nature has to offer . . . and the stage is set for battle.