A few generations from now, the world has regressed to a pre-industrialization state. Mankind opted to discontinue all use of advanced robotics and artificially intelligent computers in fear of the potentially catastrophic emergence of a self-aware, super intelligent AI-entity. This caused a worldwide technological collapse. Into this world steps Vera, a federal homicide detective sent to the rural outpost Nordsund to investigate a string of murders. Vera will soon discover that the victims and their murderers are factions in a war about technology and religion. While some want to awake the AI-god, seen as a last deity in a godless world, others are vehement technophobes. Did the government have an ulterior motive in sending Vera to Nordsund?