‘What price would you pay to save the ones you love?’ Finn, DIA no. 568216/2/MI, is a despised man. His crime: Birth in a foreign country. He is free to leave New Albian injustice, but instead suffers the daily humiliation of being a Digitally Interned Alien in exchange for life with Sophie, the woman he loves. They dream of a normal existence, where their liberty and identity are not at the whim of the Albian bureaucracy. Offered the opportunity to tutor the Area Commandant’s teenage daughter, Catherine, he sees it good fortune finally coming their way. But when opportunity descends into nightmare, Sophie must choose between betrayal or allowing New Albany to destroy her husband.