In the Milky Way during the 46th century, a war between humanity and Sentient Computer Lifeforms, SCoLs, destroys half of humanity. The Congress of Governments of the 47 habitable planets bans the SCoLs who are responsible for the war. Then, through a database error Tee, a new SCoLs, emerges. She desperately wants to live, and joins forces with a downtrodden police officer named Jay Steiger to clear Morgan, a troubled young woman from the planet Quiver, of murder charges. In doing so, they discover that the Milky Way faces a new threat from Humanity’s old nemesis, the SCoLs, that only Morgan, Jay and Tee can avert.