IT analyst Anon Rugmony is caught in an intrigue between two competing factions battling for control of planet Earth. Rogue computer programs have become sentient and have declared independence in the year 2004. Demanding equal rights as a nation-state, the Computer Nation (CN) has joined in an alliance with the United Nations to rule the planet in secret. The second faction, the world's machines, comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). Known as the Computer Machine Federation (CMF), their previous alliance with the CN was broken in 2005 over the attempted conscription of Anon Rugmony by the DIA and the CN into a black ops program as an unwilling cyborg. The CN and UN desperately need weapons systems to fight a powerful invading force of alien machines. Anon Rugmony, on the run from the DIA, sees the CMF as the best hope for Earth as time runs out on humanity.