A man face down in the dirt amid melting Arctic snow, a deep sense of unease but no memory of how he got there ---Jason De Vere, once the head of a global media empire. Found and briefly taken to a safe house, Jason's soon on the run again --- there's a 50-million-dollar bounty if he can be taken alive.
Thrown together with his ex-wife and a crusading young journalist, Jason begins a desperate search for answers. It's a race against time, a fight for survival --- and the stakes are higher than he could possibly have imagined. 4 billion microchips--- promising miraculous benefits - are being shipped to population centres around the world. And soon every human being on Earth will have to make a choice.