'It was some moments before Charlie turned his gaze back to Control. When he did, there were tears in his eyes. What have you done?' Something that evolution wouldn't have accomplished in a million years, left to itself, Control replied calmly. You're custom-built, Charlie, a hero for our time...' Charlie Monk is the ultimate superhero. He has no conscience. He has no fear. But he also has no memory. Dr Susan Flemyng has found a way to give memory back. In a world where even virtual reality is controlled, that is the most dangerous knowledge of all. Can she trust those she works for, or should she take the greatest risk and trust Charlie?