Human memory, emotions, and their associated neural chemicals will soon become controlled variables on the battlefield....
It was a frigid March morning. Days ago, an explosion at a nearby industrial site shook the city with a deafening roar that sounded like the Earth itself was screaming. The explosion sent up titanic columns of acrid black smoke that quickly swallowed the sky. The sun disappeared behind the lifeless black cloud and ash fell from the sky, blanketing the city like a soft layer of snow. The haze erased the city’s iconic skyline from the horizon and brought a speedy end to spring, but the specter of winter wasn't the only ghost that had returned to the city.