Eric, his family, and the others are at a standstill, trapped on the lower floors but holding off the violent Gate Web brutes above.
Jack and Will arrive in escape vessels to unveil the potential of Infinite Flight, a powerful worldwide system that augments reality with imposed images and feelings, as well as letting people escape into a fantasy world of their making.
Even while strapped to a chair and drugged, Leonardo suddenly changes tune, unconcerned with his mother's death and confident the Gate Web will take control of Infinite Flight.
As The Marley descends toward the Hub, strange images appear, and Eric discovers the horrible truth about mortality manipulation.
An old friend might be able to help, but Eric is more confident in himself and his current allies.
Only by working together, Nexus and victims alike, can the radical and destructive Gate Web be kept away from Infinite Flight's controls.
But Infinite Flight is new to them, and they haven't a sliver of a chance at outsmarting Leonardo.