The children are the future.
And someone is turning them into highly trained killing machines.

Straight out of school, Griffin, a junior Investigations agent for the NorthAmerican Trade Union, is put on the case: Find and close the illegalcrèches. No one expects him to succeed, Griffin least of all. Installedin a combat chassis Abdul, a depressed seventeen year old killed duringthe Secession Wars in Old Montreal, is assigned as Griffin's HeavyWeapons support. Nadia, a state-sanctioned investigative reporterworking the stolen children story, pushes Griffin ever deeper into thenightmare of the black market brain trade.

Deep in the La Carpio slums of Costa Rica, the scanned mind of an autistic girl runs theSouth American Mafia's business interests. But she wants more. She wants freedom. And she has come to see humanity as a threat. She has ananswer: Archaeidae. At fourteen, he is the deadliest assassin alive. Two children against the world.

The world is going to need some help.