2036 Origin Unknown. Mackenzie ‘Mack’ Wilson struggles to keep her career as an old-school mission controller in a future where artificial intelligence has made even the smartest human redundant.
Mack was living her dream as a mission control scientist until Martian-One, the first manned flight to Mars, crashed. Among the dead was her father, Jake Wilson.
Years later USPC lead the space race and they’ve replaced mission controllers with advanced artificial intelligence supercomputer ARTi. No hidden motives, no mistakes. Humans are only needed when new ‘Origin Unknown’ objects are encountered and one has just been found on Mars…
Mack snatches what could be her last chance to run a mission but she can only investigate. Stuck in a mission control bunker with the reviled ARTi running the show, the pair discover a giant Cube in the wastelands of Mars.
Mack pushes ARTi to his limits and when the investigation uncovers connections to foreign space agencies and the military, only Mack’s cunning and human intuition can navigate the riddle and in so doing expose a web of international conspiracies which put Earth at risk.
Can Mack rid herself of her guilt over the Martian-One crash, find a place for humans in a technology-dominated future, and solve the mystery of the cube?