The year is 2530, and the corrupt Church has fallen. Continent-wide social upheaval following the collapse of Vatican Ouest’s tower in Colorado is compounded by the spreading infestation of vampires—victims of a savage new plague. Ex-COP leader Pellon Cross is still at large, and Eppy Thatcher is nowhere to be found. Orion Assante, in control of North America’s most-watched broadcasting frequency, begins his quest to unite the Systems and restore order. While Sherri Caniff works to secure him legitimate power from the BASIC Board of Directors, Orion develops an entirely different form of power: Orion’s Sword. His ambitions beg the question: Does the spirit of the Devil still possess Eppy Thatcher, or has it already moved on? It’s a Brave New World … and Grendel wants the helm!