Martin Swinton, a graduate of Bangalore World University, is an award-winning designer of Sentient homes - homes that are beautiful and also intelligent, integrating an aI who watches over the needs of the house's owner. The house itself is an AI, designed to fit the "natural and biological core of man".Recently, a Martin Swinton house, Cahir, mysteriously died.
Martin Swinton's diary reveals some interesting information about Brutus, his house AI. Apparently, Brutus can leave the house if he should please, and transfer to a different location.
Martin Swinton has engaged Diane Fletcher of Rogue Retrieval to help discover who is responsible for the death of houses designed by him.