Four centuries from now, a designer drug known as Angel has become an epidemic disease and a new breed of hero has evolved to liberate a doomed generation. Jarrat and Stone are captains in the paramilitary Narcotics and Riot Control, assigned to eliminate the cartels which flourish like empires across the colonies.
Under NARC’s code of non-involvement, each hides his feelings for the other -- until Stone is captured in the urban arena and forced into Angel addiction. The price of survival is permanent empathic bonding.
For NARC the situation is a rare opportunity. To the designers of radical surveillance tech, the connection between Jarrat and Stone is an advantage to be weaponized. For the men themselves it’s an explosive cocktail of desire, dread, love, anger, the struggle to survive. And a harsh question they must answer: will they let NARC turn them into labrats in order to preserve their rank, to do a job which is a burning vocation?
Death’s Head, Equinox, Scorpio, Aphelion, Scimitar, Basilisk -- Angeliberty. The ultimate drug war is fought across Earth’s distant colonies with Jarrat and Stone at the crux of events which will be written into history.