Book II of The Guardians. They are the enemies of promise and man’s only hope. They are outsiders, a world wide secret cabal, walking in the shadows and dedicated to the cause of stability, dedicated to preserving science from the world, and the world from science.  In a rotting decommissioned nuclear power station on the English south coast, a sinister experiment is taking place.  In Japan, a hacker genius called the Emperor Dragon is threatening to tear down the cyber empire of Kawai Kim, the Guardians’ intelligence co-ordinator. The Guardians little suspect the danger that is building withing their number.