Dargent, a career diplomat from the ocean cities of a future Earth, is skilled at manufacturing consent. He's also the last, best hope for a far-flung planet in turmoil! Arican's global elites have called on Earth's help -- tribes of technology-shunning rebels are wreaking havoc throughout the planet. But when Dargent and his crew descend upon Arican, their mission becomes one of survival against unrelenting chaos. Forced to descend deeper into the darkness of tribal violence and unknown terrain, Dargent must struggle to maintain some semblance of humanity -- while doing all he can to help his new tribemates and his ex-girlfriend (who's adjusting to their new-found lack of neuro-regulation by Earth's elites). There's also a little matter regarding a PKD-head and its revolutionary potential, as well as Dargent's estranged daughter, Justine.... Arican's fate rests with Dargent, and soon will Earth's!