Things don’t look good on Earth. Most of the natural resources have been depleted and a war is being fought to control the remaining natural assets of the solar system. World War Three is being played out – in space.
Tom Raines isn’t what you’d call a hero, but he is really – unbelievably – good at playing video games. His family life isn’t so great and so when he attracts the attention of the military advisors from the Spire, a Pentagon military installation, he accepts their offer. He is implanted with a neural implant which makes him super smart and the very way he deals with the world changes. And although life starts to look pretty good for Tom, there are challenges ahead that he doesn’t expect.