Eddie and Joelle Bascomb thought they ended Methuselah on the library ship Lang and had returned to their lives with their son Emile. Then another library ship is attacked unsuccessfully by General Juarez, they know he’ll keep trying to control the Methuselah technology. With Western Alliance democracy at risk, they partner with the library ships, the Pitcairn Ambassador, and a Japanese spy to end the threat. It will all come down to a desperate confrontation on an isolated mesa deep in the Colorado-Utah District.