The year is 2005. Information is everything and controlling the Internet means controlling the world's balance of power. Alex Michaels is the commander of NetForce - an elite arm of the FBI whose mission is to protect the Net from organized crime and terrorism and whose war zone is a place where both the real and virtual worlds collide. In the aftermath of a top level assassination within NetForce, Michaels is assigned the task of tracking down the Killer. But as the investigation unfolds he finds himself not only on the trail of a ruthless murderer but also drawn into a conspiracy that threatens to trigger a catastrophe of global proportions.