All a man can ask for is to live well. It's more than just being good; it's being good in spite of the world, a world which seems crafted to shape men to do evil. That's the reality of living in a world where babies are born with deadly superhuman abilities, where extraterrestrial invasions scour entire cities, and where conspiracy within the highest echelons of society plots to enslave the masses. To be good in spite of these things is a challenge indeed; failing that, the most a man can do is make the world a better place for the next generation, even if that means sacrificing everything.
To fight back against the randomness of the world, to produce a system in which people can live with hope, not in terror...that is what Arno Flint has always wanted. But the line between lashing out madly like a dog and simply doing nothing is invisible, practically impossible to find. And with no genetic miracle, no alien blessing, and no ancient prophecy backing him up, it seemed impossible for one man to do anything meaningful to fight evil. To bring order to the chaos of the world, even a little, was a task too big for any one man, even a special operator for anti-meta police response. Discontented and alone, Arno drifted from homeland security into mercenary work, abandoning his high ideals to make ends meet. It was a dark time, one he thought would never end.
That seemed to be the case, at least, until the group DETERRENCE arrived, offering Arno a shot at changing the world. To make his own meaning on a planet in which exonormal accident can wipe away entire populations would be a challenge, but one he was determined to rise to. As Deterrence's new top point man, his struggle for justice in an unjust world has been taken to an entirely new dimension. What use is human muscle against metahuman power, man's ethics against the whims of Gods?
He'll find a way to stay good, or make one. To make the world right, before the end. Even though he's no more than a soldier.