In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in
Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life...
Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior
known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards to one of the great
cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but
not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last
of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have
a future. What she finds is not what she's expecting. A journey
into the past. To find out how it all began. And an opponent at
once deadlier and more human than she could ever have imagined.