Taryse Leiter has known her far share of sorrows as of late. Believing her husband to have been murdered by the covert governmental agency, the United States Monster Defence Force, she has found herself on the run across the vast landscape of America with her young daughter, Amelia, as she tries to avoid kidnapping by the same agents who took her husband’s life.
Meanwhile, her childhood friend and mentor, Mark Mitsukai has been desperately trying to catch up with her in order to inform her of a conspiracy within the USMDF itself—a conspiracy that threatens to put the very world itself in danger.
Yet Mitsukai is not the only one searching for Taryse. Her old friend, Spike Campbell, has been sent out into the desert to search for her and protect her from USMDF also.
Standing in the desert before them stood a young man, his long red hair recently shorn close to the scalp like peach fuzz.
Lazily, he lifted a cigarette to his lips, the tattoo upon his left arm reading, ‘‘Victims… Aren’t We All?’’. Pale blue smoke streamed from his nose as he nodded first towards Amelia and then towards her startled mother.
“Hey Taryse,” he offered with a casual smile, “a friend of ours told me you could use a lift.”
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