SETI has been searching the universe unsuccessfully for intelligent life since its inception. A group of one hundred thousand plus gamers called "Bellsters" test the theory of quantum entanglement in a worldwide experiment and establish an irrevocable first contact with an alien species. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia grants an AI named Sophia, developed by Hansen Robotics, citizenship in their kingdom. Spinners are mass marketed to the public as "must have" curiosities. What do these things have in common? Viktor Roper is about to find out as he enters into a desperate one-man death match in an attempt to prevent the complete annihilation of the human race.