Sex! Danger! Adventure! Shy, bookish college student Langston Kane has none of these things in his life. Until his closest friend and the girl of his dreams drag Lang across the boundary between science and science fiction. Suddenly, the action becomes more than he bargained for, and his quiet existence is turned upside-down. In an underground world of amazing technology, deadly assassins, and revolutionary restauranteurs, Langston must fight for his life and the fate of the planet, while inching closer to the truth about the mysterious woman named Nova.