Europe, 2040. National states have been replaced by European institutions which now hold all the political, military and police power. The Union exercises its authority with unbridled brutality. Europe is now one of the great world powers.
AART VAN WESTERHUIZEN, 47, a former member of the military, is Superintendent at Europol, the European police force with jurisdiction over the entire Union. His right-hand-analyst is NINA BITTMANN, 33, a data analyst with brains and beauty in spades. She is the main interface with TEREISIAS – a.k.a. Terry – the Union’s central all-powerful and interactive computer.
Aart and Nina are conducting an investigation into the murder of VITO PAZZI – an influential Member of European Parliament (MEP) a month away from a critical vote on the new European constitution. The pair are soon hot on the heels of a suspect but then discover growing evidence to suggest that the digital data trail has been tampered with…