Atlas is a struggling colony on an untamable world, a fragile society held together by Truthsayers. Trained from birth as the sole users of Veritas - a telepathy virus that lets them read the souls of the guilty - Truthsayers are justice. Infallible. Beyond appeal.
Troy Boren is falsely accused of murder. He puts his trust in the young Truthsayer Killiana, until, impossibly, she convicts him. Her power is fading and nobody can work it out. A conspiracy is taking place that threatens to destroy their world from within. For without truth and justice, Atlas will certainly fall.