Mouse, the Egyptian hacker, is in jail following the events of Archangel Protocol. That leaves his AI, Page, struggling to survive. There is only one other sentient AI on the LINK, and she works for the Yakuza. The Pope is interested in discovering whether AIs have souls, and has sent his crack tech crime inquisitor after Page. Meanwhile Morningstar is busy looking for the Antichrist, and sentient beings without souls seem like a good bet. All of these stories come together in the person of a cello player from a massively popular Japanese thrash polka band. Page's only hope might be that his creator can escape jail and rescue him, but Mouse hasn't yet forgiven the AI for shopping him to the authorities. This fast-paced sequel to Archangel Protocol ramps up the stakes. It looks like the end of the world really is nigh.