The year is 2045. The isolationist City-State of Dallas (CSD) and the unifying United Texas Coalition (UTC) divide the former state of Texas.
Meghan Rhodes, a UTC team rookie, is ordered to monitor a captured CSD resident-Ihan Duncan-while the team concentrates on his computer processor. The team's task is made difficult by several incidents that uncover a web of unexpected hidden agendas and deceit. Can the team maintain focus?