The mid-21st century: Britain is beset by Islamic extremism and runaway global warming. The streets are bloody.
Eight year old Florri has been accidentally shot in a drive-by shooting - or "act of devotion" in the new "polite-speak" - and is fading fast.
50-something Ray, a disillusioned local government worker and part time musician, is killed in a bomb blast.
The technology now exists to transfer his mind into Florri, while hers undergoes repair. Something goes wrong. Ray reawakens prematurely, set on musical stardom.
But there is a fatwa on Ray’s head and the jihadists are closing in…