A cerebral and reluctant transient struggles to define Truth, resulting in social destruction and, ultimately, paralyzing questions of metaphysics and existence.

A well-respected thinker has created a new perception-altering technology that will change humanity. But before he can decide how to introduce it properly to the world, it is stolen from him and prematurely deployed to a society not psychologically ready for it. Then, when all hell breaks loose, he is blamed by the very people who stole his idea - a government that is trying to maintain power over a vulnerable society recovering from a devastating war. Feeling morally obliged to help, he struggles to survive, while simultaneously trying to expose the corrupt bureaucracy and repair the damage done by its deployment to society. The only question is whether Pontius daring solution is preferable to the portentous status-quo to which the ravaged public has become acclimatized.