Dokkalfa Milos had the rug pulled out from under his feet several times in his life. Even when he thought he’d found somewhere to call home it's never that simple, and a routine delivery for his employer turned mentor proved just how quickly things could fall apart. Now modified into a living, breathing weapon, he’s forced to adapt to yet another change and needs to learn to navigate a world where everything he thought true is a lie and where the words 'I hate you' could mean anything but.
Phase-shifter Alex had one of the best educations in the country, a reward for surviving childhood as a government science facility guinea-pig. Turned into an agent trained to monitor people like him, he’s seen off several partners already — most to the Research department. Now, for the first time, his partner has come from there and, to add insult to injury, he’s an elf with a colourful past. Life couldn’t get much worse ... until he blackmails Milos into using his past for Alex's own benefit and sends their working relationship down a different — and intriguing — new path.
Neither man knows how to get on with others but maybe, in each other, they’ve finally found someone to relate to. And they’re going to need each other, because it’s a difficult world out there and between them they’ve made enough enemies to last a lifetime.