With 1300 new worlds within reach, a new interplanetary “land rush” has begun. The UN charges the crew of the Rocinante to settle a land dispute on its new colony world “New Terra.” Meanwhile, the OPA begins transitioning the Behemoth to become outpost and gatekeeper to humanity’s new frontier.
In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African-American. Together they control an alternate economy — that of exploitation, graft and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.
Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.