In the all too near future, Articial Intelligence exists. The growing power and dependence on software has lead to the governmental decree that all software development be federally regulated. Lieutenant James Lee, computer psychologist, has just joined Division 9 of the United States Homeland Security Cyber Crimes unit. His wits and abilities will be challenged for sure, but what about his beliefs? In a world where sentient, artificial intelligence is prevalent, who exactly is endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights? Man? Machine?