Set in the hidden "flesh and chip" breeding grounds of the first cyborg communities and peopled by Siberian Mafiosi, Babylon Babies has its hero a hard-boiled leatherneck veteran of Sarajevo named Toorop. His latest assignment is to escort a young woman named Marie Zorn from Russia to Canada. But when Toorop is offered an even higher fee by another organization, he realizes Marie is no ordinary girl. A Schizophrenic and the possible carrier of a new artificial virus, Marie is bearing a mutant embryo created by an American cult, the Cosmic Church of the New Resurrection. They dream of producing a genetically modified messiah, which will end all human life as we know it. Maurice Dantec's Sci-fi thriller Babylon Babies marks the first English language release by this hard-hitting, best-selling, cult French novelist. Dantec's prose is a hybrid of noir-thriller, science fiction, metaphysics, cyberpunk post-humanism, psychedelia and mysticism, inspired by Philip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, and other extrapolationists.