K.C. Walsh is a bright young engineer, living in a post-industrial society. He lands the perfect job, with machines, telecommuting, and a kind yet head-strong boss. His peaceful world is turned upside down as a chain of events lands him investigating an international murder mystery to protect a coworker. Serjei Sokhu is an information broker, a.k.a. a hacker. He is hired to do a simple computer spoofing job. Simple, except he turns up dead. A foreign government is after the wrong person, and only K.C. can set it straight, and save a friend from deportation and gulag. The clock is ticking!