For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn't observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now. Van Jensen ( Green Lantern Corps, The Flash ) and Pete Woods ( Action Comics, Deadpool ) join forces for a high-octane sci-fi thriller. Delve into a conspiracy millennia in the making.