There is a clash of cultures and generations within the FBI. But old and young face new kinds of criminal behavior - crimes unimagined in past decades, and tough to solve now. It's the near future - sooner than you might hope - and the war against terrorism is lost, nuclear and biological weapons are in the hands of radicals, abortion clinics are wiped out. And still the threat is escalating. A memory-plague designed to wipe out history's age-old hatreds might be the last act in the story of the modern world. Three agents are finishing their training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia and this is the challenge facing them.
Greg Bear was born in San Diego, California. His father was in the US Navy, and by the time he was twelve years old, Greg had lived in Japan, the Philippines, Alaska -- where at the age of ten he completed his first short story -- and various other parts of the US. He published his first science fiction story aged sixteen. His novels and stories have won prizes and been translated around the world.