Charon is dead, and though General Wharington's team has deleted all the electronic copies of him, one problem remains: Alpha. Indistinguishable from a woman, Alpha has superhuman capabilities and Wharington's superiors want her dismantled and studied but he believes her behavior is becoming more human. Is she developing emotions, or just learning to counterfeit them?
The power of the elvenlords over humans and halfbreeds is supreme, except for the threat of the Prophecy. Ironically, the concubine of the Elven overlord gives birth to a child who becomes a dangerous yet treasured person. For it is her magic and fortune that will change the world.
Anne Silver’s brother had been working to expose a ring of swindlers when he was struck down by a car—a clear case of attempted murder. Now Anne’s determined to finish what her brother started. But she can’t do it without the help of ex-CIA agent Julian Aries, a man who once betrayed her. With Julian as an unwilling conspirator, the couple goes undercover to face ghosts old and new.
The shipwrecked stranger washed up on the beach near Samantha's home turns out to be a half-human experiment by the notorious criminal Charon, a practitioner of illegal robotics with evil plans. Samantha and the man seek help from Sunrise Alley, an underground organization of AIs that have gone rogue.