The year is 2013. Due to the influence of terrorism, religious fundamentalism is thriving and has greatly influenced the political and cultural climate of America. Laws have been enacted to reestablish America as a God-fearing nation. Basic civil rights are restricted, freedom of speech is suppressed, and artistic expression is becoming a thing of the past. Stace Manning, a photographer with a taste for the erotic, is prevented from exhibiting his work at a religious university and blames Rick Forstein for the injustice. Ignoring his need for revenge, Stace travels to Frankfurt, Germany to rekindle a passion for his craft, and falls in love with a reporter, Eva Burtman. Eva is investigating a computer virus built to indoctrinate converts from being unleashed on the Internet. Through a twist of fate, her investigation leads her to the conclusion that her lover, Stace, is linked to the creator of the virus, Rick Forstein. In order for Stace to prove his innocence, he must find and confront Rick, a nemesis from his past.