The brutal struggle for power in post-nuclear America continues for the nine barons who rule the new world order. These emissaries of a long-lost race are facing extinction -- from within their own ranks, and from the rebel forces fighting to reclaim Earth and expose the horrifying truth of mankind's heritage.
Computer programs from the world before skydark are being salvaged and used to power the cities and villes of the twenty-second century. An enforcer turned renegade, Kane and his group learn of a mother lode of tech hidden deep within the ocean of the western territories, a place once known as Seattle. The booty is luring tech traders and gangs -- and an army of sec men prepared to do the barons' bidding. Kane and Grant dare to infiltrate the salvage operation, knowing that getting in is a life-and-death risk . . .
In the Outlands, the shocking truth is humanity's last hope.