A propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence. Silicon Valley pioneer Paul Leblanc built a fortune and legacy on the world-changing innovations he dreamed up, while ignoring and alienating the people around him, including his own daughter, Abby, and his short-sighted younger brother, Ted. After discovering that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. called neXt – might spell doom for humankind, Paul tried to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salzar, and they are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe.