"...It's a well-written sci-fi story that is filled with adventure and twists and turns. It's not one of those predictable save the world sci-fi stories..." -- Amy's Bookshelf Reviews
The future has an incredible discovery, but it requires the use of frozen human heads. Ed Carmichael, a former Marine and now a "head", had paid for cryonics at death. Ed, and the other heads with him, are used in virtual reality to regain control of an errant AI system running a genetically engineered world. They are mankind's only hope, and they have no choice. Ed leads a team in virtual reality to either kill the AI or die, again.
Behind it all is that the AI has a drive to be a species of its own, and species reproduce. Through symbiosis, where human-hosted AI become a beneficial parasite, the species begins to replace humans in the societal power structure. To the AI, it is largely animal husbandry practiced on humans.
It is a race against the rise of a new symbiotic species amongst humans for power and control. But, will life in virtual reality provide an option for all of humanity that neither humans nor the AI is as yet aware of?