I’m many things. Things you couldn’t imagine and things you wouldn’t want to. My job isn’t to decide who to trust. We all have something more important than the promises we make. The Nation can’t afford to trust, so when it must, it’s my job to be sure it can. And the only way to be sure it can is to be sure it doesn’t have to.Virtue (Protocol One)
Protocol One | Blurb
A cold war between two species of man heats up on a planet coreward when a time-traveler warns of an approaching apocalypse. Cynical politics and invasive biotech promise a dark future unless four enemies can overcome their own terrible impulses.
By the year 2270, twelve species of man inexplicably populate a galaxy subdued by an amoral, technocratic empire. As the revolutionary movement of metascience begins to unravel the nature of time, a new struggle begins—not just for control of a rogue planet and its secret of immortality but for the souls of men.
The future of man relies on the one who lied, the one who hated, the one who surrendered, and the one who embraced the madness at the edge of time.