Shiva, the evolving cyborg, is winning. The world is besieged by rising water levels as refugees flee to higher ground. Dante Allegro and the remaining Highwaymen rally at the ancient fortress of Masada. Their purpose - to devise a final strategy for the survival of humankind. The mercenaries of High Wire are determined to eliminate the Highwaymen and secure the departure of the corporate space stations. Shiva and the murderous Twins are reshaping the world into a form never before imagined. The human race teeters on extinction as the three antagonists engage in ferociously bitter struggles for supremacy. From the Pyramid of Digital Babel to the glacial viruses of Siberia, discover how the very fabric of existence unravels as humankind confronts the deadly plans of Shiva and High Wire.