Reality is a corkscrew and humanity is the wine. In one carefully compartmentalized section of her life, Martine TwoSeven likes stylish, sexy clothing and a meal that doesn't come out of a mech vendor. In the other, she's a Facilitator. She takes pride in her gift for helping souls pass with no pain, no sorrow, no fear, only pleasure. Whatever that pleasure may be.A week after a particularly difficult case that feels "off" and goes terribly wrong, the dreams begin. Dreams inhabited by a mysterious man whose searing touch seems more real than it should. And who knows more than he should. Things that don't add up. When a new Facilitator arrives at Eternal Tranquility, Johann Seven steps straight out of her dreams, a solid presence in her bed-and her heart. First, he awakens her long-dormant passions. Then he reveals the unthinkable truth behind her life and her job-and her world shatters. Before she can pick up the pieces, Martine receives her next assignment-to "facilitate" Johann. She has no choice but to obey, but when their neural pathways connect, she knows only one thing. If anyone's going down today, it won't be the man she loves. Warning: Contains advanced concepts about human nature, life, death, sex and reality. Sometimes more than one at a time. Read at your own risk and keep one foot on the floor at all times.