The Eternity Project.
A multi-billion dollar joint venture between some of the richest, most technologically and scientifically advanced corporations in the world. In development, it attracted spies, hackers, and media attention, though their efforts proved fruitless. When the results were finally released, it turned the world on its head.
They had managed to create immortality.
Around the world, the old, the ill, and the affluent paid fortunes to become young and healthy again. It was like magic, simply swallowing the Eternity Serum and then falling asleep only to awaken in a fresh new body, with another lifetime ahead. Finally, humanity had cracked the code to eternal life.
But at least one person was not convinced.
Retired detective Jefferson Myers knew from instinct that something about the Eternity Project simply wasn’t right. But being a famous investigator, Jefferson himself attracted too much attention to be a covert gatherer of intelligence. Thankfully, it didn’t take him long to assemble a task force of like-minded people who shared his suspicions. Aging and/or ill, and with money to spare, they were exactly the type of demographic the Eternity Project targeted.
And so they purchased youth, and to their horror woke up in a body that was not their own.
As Jefferson suspected, the Eternity Project was a scientific breakthrough of an entirely different kind. It didn’t make a broken body whole again, but rather took their consciousness and transferred it to another’s body, destroying the other mind entirely.
But the process didn’t work perfectly.
These people - old, ill, dying - had been ready and willing to lose their lives. But now things were different. To accept sacrificing themselves to destroy the Eternity Project meant killing the innocent victims whose voices still sounded in their heads.
And so they created their own plan, to protect instead of sacrifice, and bring down the Eternity Project a different way.
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