2012 - Political historian Jason Asher has spent years looking for the man who killed his brother in a senseless bombing thirty years ago. Now, at the end of the road and waiting on a lead that might go nowhere, he turns his attention to the strange e-mails he's been receiving. Clueless as to the meaning of their contents, Asher answers one and embarks on a journey that will uncover more than he'd ever hoped for. Rachel Taylor, a gifted computer architect, has spent her life creating a machine that can predict stock market movements across the globe. Funded by a leading City investment firm, her multi-million pound project is shrouded in secrecy and she is alarmed when she receives a message from a total stranger claiming to know all about her machine's mind blowing capabilities. When her boss is brutally murdered and her computer makes a shocking prediction, Asher and Rachel join forces and must move quickly to stop the machine's technology falling into the wrong hands.