Jubilee is an artificial world existing within its own parallel universe .08 seconds removed from our own. Built from random space junk, free from government control and ruled by the eccentric AI, Douglas, it is said to be a seething cesspool of drugs, prostitution and all-around nastiness of every kind imaginable, and unimaginable.
At least, that’s what people say.
Special Agents Col Perolo and Danee Hasum are sent to Jubilee from their home planet Brouggh to recover the body of a leading figure in the Movement for Morality – the radical, retrogressive group sweeping our galaxy. But delayed, and forced to stay over, and with the mission rapidly turning pear-shaped, straight arrow Col discovers the reality of Jubilee is much more complicated than he imagined.
Col and Danee are shocked to find the corpse they’re retrieving has been switched and are nearly murdered by a brain burrowing nano-bot. In a moment of atypical abandon, perhaps due to the lurid ambiance of Jubilee, Col starts a torrid affair with his partner – and receives shocking news from home. His estranged wife Sana, a leading politician opposed to the Movement, has been abducted.