Adam is the Captain of a Space Explorer, he is a neo-human specifically designed for space travel, and is sent to seed life on a planet orbiting one of earth's closest stars, Sirius. After a 99 year voyage he returns to earth, crash lands in Berlin, and is the sole survivor. Earth has changed and unexpectedly lurched backwards: He is imprisoned by the New Revolution, a hybrid Environmentalist and Communist Regime controlling much of Europe, who treat him, a survivor of the Golden Age of a century ago, as a cause of earth's current Global Freezing. Traumatised by space, isolation, death and the mutiny of his own crew, Adam has many secrets to hide, and the only person to confide in is Lothar, a fellow prisoner. Together they form a friendship that is tried through a daring escape, a Counter Revolution, passage to London as refugees, greed and the keeping of a simple pact: To look after your friend.