"A treat for fans of the Pattern Universe"
Artis Prime is a thriving Metropolis of artificial intelligence. However, hidden deep within its core lies an ancient hollowed-out asteroid which in long forgotten times was known as 'Alpha Station'.
Against this backdrop enter RIGA, with a secret known to very few - she's a manufactured human - the first and there are powerful forces that want her dead or alive for the advanced biotech contained within her.
Whilst under the diplomatic protection of Epsilon Gamma RIGA is tasked with maintaining the fragile truce between artificials and humans. On the understanding that when diplomacy fails RIGA must employ her unique skills to maintain the status quo. It's a dangerous vocation, but one she appears suited to - until the stakes are suddenly raised.