Joyce Lackey’s career has spiraled out of control, landing her an early - and humiliating - retirement. Destitute and alone, Joyce grows increasingly suicidal, until she receives a mysterious offer from X-Gen Agency. The corporation claims it can return Joyce’s lost youth and vitality. The catch? She must fake her own death and start a new life, kicking back much of her new salary to X-Gen to pay off the cost of the procedure.
Desperate for the slimmest hope, Joyce signs the contract and is thrilled when X-Gen fulfills its promise. Yet even as she embraces her new life, she learns X-Gen is concealing a murderous conspiracy - one that the company will go to any lengths to protect.