Maura and her friends are back on Earth after stopping the murderous alien invaders known as the Anisari.
Well at least most of her friends made it back.
Still reeling from the loss of some of her team mates, all she wants is to settle down and live a normal life. But life in the aftermath of a near invasion, including the destruction of the ravenous World Engine by The First, will never be the same for all humanity. With the destruction of large parts of the World Wide Web, key military factions have left the world of shadow operations and are now jockeying for their place in the new, largely internet-less, world order.
Old enemies have come out of hiding with new plans. In America, a rich businessman schemes to take over the government and steer the United States onto a new path of power and world domination. In Russia, a new menace is rising.
With tech companies around the world suddenly unprotected by their firewalls, he is able to raid their knowledge banks and combine them with the remnants of alien technology to create a deadly new force: genetically engineered vampires for sale to the highest bidder.
Dragged back into action by a government that hates and fears her, Maura finds herself fighting to clear her name and that of her friends, in the wake of an ugly smear campaign that is being waged against anyone with accelerated abilities. This time, she finds herself fighting alone. The First, the massively powerful alien who made first contact with mankind, has been exiled from the planet in the wake of the destruction of the World Engine.
Can Maura and her friends clear their names, find out who is behind the attempts to stage a coup within the structure of American politics, and defeat a madman with an army of biologically enhanced monsters that rival even her power?
Find out, in this exciting new chapter of the incredibly popular Earth’s First series.