Charon is dead.Long live Charon! The creator of a proscribed network of rogue AIs and androids has been destroyed, his multiple copies deleted. Except for one. Alpha: a female android who seems to possess a conscience—so much so that her execution is delayed. Big mistake. Now on the run, and with her former captor as hostage, Alpha moves to activate a long dormant master-plan — a plan that may well include the end of humanity and the violent transformation of the world as we know it! A stand-alone sequel to Nebula Award winner Catherine Asaro's moving cyber-thriller, Sunrise Alley.