Recently retired Air Force Intel officer Mike Foley discovers the guy who took a bullet for him during the Gulf War may be a homeless guy living in a small desert town. He leaves Chicago to find him. After arriving he finds a local, and very beautiful woman, who aids the homeless. They locate "Homeless Rick." To their surprise, the next morning he's found drowned in one of the irrigation canal
In 22nd Century Haven, where the Director's power is absolute and the citizens are slaves in all but name, Sethric Chun is certain he is about to die. His lover has been executed for mysterious reasons, and his merit tally is sinking so quickly he will be recycled in a matter of weeks. If it weren't for the bomb in his satchel, Chun would be out of options.