It's the eve of the 22nd century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans. And it's all under surveillance by an alien presence. Daniel Bruks is a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational.
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Today, people point fingers and shout, "Terrorist!" Not long ago, the accusation was, "Communist!" Many who testified before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee said they did so out of desperation and fear. Those who refused to speak were fired or blacklisted. Others fled rather than betray friends - or their belief in American liberty. David Weber and Jana Vardian were Hollywood's golden children. Then HUAC shattered their idyll, sending David and his parents into exile in Europe; Jana's father testified and soon became a famous director.
After serving time Steve Britton swore he would never again unholster his pistol. Instead he gathered some partners and settled down on a horse ranch. However, when the Chain Link posse steals his woman and destroys his ranch, Steve Britton has no choice but to reach for his six-gun.
Quinton, a drifter, stands idly by as a posse wreaks havoc throughout the region. No one is safe--not even cattle--as the gang rides through the hills with murderous intent. However, when the posse points its guns at Quinton, the range explodes into a bloody gun battle.