Gerrid Lytum believes he has found a new way of finding freedom, a place of endless expanse – and fantasy – that can be entered with a single command. A secret cabal known only as the Group of Nine are manipulating world events, controlling governments, planning their final solution. But the Nine rely on their key players – those with the power of persuasion, the innovators, the technologists. Not all can be persuaded; not all can be fooled. A covert resistance movement, led by the son of a murdered tycoon, attempt to defeat the conspirators. And with some powerful allies, this may not seem such an impossible mission. However, the Nine are not without their own powerful support working behind the scenes.