Kane and his colleagues stumble upon an ancient colony on Mars that housed a group of genetically altered humans, retained by the Archons to do their bidding. After making the mat-trans jump to Mars, the group finds itself faced with two challenges: a doomsday device that could destroy Earth, and a race of Transhumans desperate to steal human genetic material to make moving to Earth possible.
In the Outlands, the future is an eternity of hell....
A former Magistrate in the grim world of post-holocaust America, Kane cuts his ties to the ruling order and its launched on a reluctant quest to uncover the truth about a bitter enmity that haunts humanity. He knows the answer is out there - beyond the garrisoned cities, the Outlands' hellzones, the ancient seats of planetary power./p
Barely ahead of a Grudge task force, Kane and his fellow exiles venture from Cerberus redoubt to the hellzones and other global hotspots via the Mat-trans units.
But something truly shocking is lying in wait for them at their next stop, a predark space station. For here time is running down, close to zero hour of a deadly plan devised long ago that would also swallow the Earth whole.