2 April 2020.
ISBN: 978-1-78854894-6 (HB)
Tobias Hawke has produced an Artificial Intelligence machine that can display human, or more correctly, inhuman consciousness. He runs a leading AI company with his wife Esme. The narrative begins as Esme, alone in their apartments, finds herself confronted by a man who clearly intends her harm. She survives, but only just.
Michael North is an ex-soldier and ex-spy. A tour in Afghanistan has left him with a bullet lodged in his brain and lingering PTSD, but it was losing the love of his life that really messed him up. North has spent months hunting down and despatching all but one of the people who had a hand in killing the only woman he has ever loved. Now he wants to identify and eliminate the person who actually pulled the trigger. Meanwhile, he tries to forget his unhappiness by indulging in hard drinking and illicit card games.