As an XS-Force tracker supreme, Gideon Rhue and his symbiot, Mei, can locate anyone in the Sameirat the Six Lords of Artifice send him after. His new assignment, however, is going to be a tough one. A beautiful biomech, ordered to create a program to evaluate empathy, or emotion, in the Lords’ far-reaching decrees, has downloaded it and fled Prime One. The Lords want her recovered. Fast! But Ura Penthe’ is a part of the empire-encompassing NET and can detect every move Gideon and Mei make.