Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street.Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he declines the honor, he'll be switched off, and they'll try again with someone else. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target. There are at least three other countries trying to get their own probes launched first, and they play dirty.The safest place for Bob is in space, heading away from Earth at top speed. Or so he thinks. Because the universe is full of nasties, and trespassers make them mad - very mad.
Their dark legacy dates from before the dawn of recorded human history. Their reach echoes through the ages, an evil too terrible to comprehend and a strength to rival the greatest angels of heaven and the foulest of the fallen from hell. They are Legion, a horde of countless demons acting as one, united in mind and purpose. When Scott Macklin's father dies, Scott begins to uncover the secrets behind his father's involvement with a mysterious group known as The shadowed Ones. With a conspiracy of dark forces pressing in from every side, Scott finds that he is not alone in opposing Legion. He is joined by Douglas Prichard, a dedicated military commander; Father William Los Cruzado, a priest with a shady past; and Dr. Rachel Walters, a skilled hostage negotiator. Together they must face this force of darkness known as Legion. With little but their faith to guide them, they must hold back a rising tide of evil that threatens to consume the souls of all mankind, without falling prey to their own human feelings.