In a very near future…The world is getting better every day. The United States has pulled all its troops out of the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian situation is heading for peace, terrorist acts are becoming less and less frequent, and Third World countries have seen their debt erased… Nonetheless, the situation is far from suiting the taste of the American Senator Pershing, a hawk of the imperialist old guard, who bitterly regrets the changes and longs for the old days when his country served as policeman for the world.Some years earlier, Pershing was the director of an unusual military experiment which aimed to improve the performance of soldiers. Most of the ‘guinea pigs’ died — but not Julian Lethercore, who developed telepathic powers. The Senator decides to make Lethercore his agent, and sends him to investigate the workings of this administration, whose decisions Pershing no longer understands.During a difficult investigation, Lethercore learns the incredible truth: another soldier also survived the military experiments. This other soldier developed the ability to take over the mind and body of anyone who mingled their blood with his own. Thus the soldier, believed dead, has little by little taken possession of a huge number of decision-makers. A single spirit for innumerable bodies… Over the course of a few years, he has become the majority of the governments on Earth. He wants to save the world, even if it means imposing his own will upon it. And he’s prepared to do anything to protect his secret. Between an employer whose convictions he doesn’t share, and a near-omnipotent adversary who wants to benefit humanity at any price, Julian Lethercore must choose his side and take a stand.