In the aftermath of a terrorist attack Neil is given the chance to serve his country by serving up revenge. He soon becomes England's premier spy and assassin. As a man he was unpleasant, dangerous and of little use. As a cyborg he is unpleasant, very dangerous but extremely useful. His suicide missions fit his strengths and his weaknesses. He exacts vengeance, kills without mercy, then destroys the evidence, himself. The aftermath is someone else's problem.
The scientists who created this nanotechnology knew they were creating a monster. They did not know that Neil was already monstrous. What can they tell their superiors when Neil's atrocities escalate? With every mission a success, will the bureaucrats even care?
But Neil is worse than homicidal and psychopathic, he's untidy. When he leaves his severed head intact in Iran, he leaves the pathologist a dangerous clue. If she discovers his secret it may destroy England's only chance to survive in a terrorists' transformed world. The humanity of every member of this top secret team will be maximally tested when they are ordered to send this powerful psychotic assassin on a rescue mission.