The Transdyne Corporation are creators of highly intelligent synthetic beings. 'Trans' have become so sophisticated that they have begun to develop the capacity for independent thought. The 'highbreeds' are companions to the privileged while lesser 'droneclones' are employed in manufacturing or in the brutal Polibro force. Their search for a meaning beyond their programmed function leads many to the self-destructive act of 'Toxout'. In a time of ruthless Global Dominion where faith is a crime, can Adam-son, the foremost of the enlightened Trans help Clay, the black market courier, discover the spiritual reality that men seem to have lost?'