Starbridge is a self-contained city in space, with a population of one million. It is also the headquarters of four corrupt and ruthless corporations: New America, Vanguard, Diadem, and Wolff-Alvarez. The corporations control much of life on Starbridge as they struggle for supremacy.
Into this volatile mix comes Bloodwing, a brooding figure with the ability to sense and manipulate emotions. Bloodwing was cloned from Paul Maddicks, the son of Vanguard's president, Lawrence Maddicks. But he is not Paul Maddicks' duplicate. He was changed by an alien race into the avatar of their death god.
Refusing to take sides, Bloodwing strikes out against all of the corporations.