Description: Monuments from the future appear in the early 21st century, precipitating a global political collapse. Scott Warden is a man haunted by the past--and soon to be haunted by the future. Software designer Scott Warden is living with his family in early twenty-first century Thailand after his latest contract has ended. He and his friend Hitch Paley are among the first to find an enormous monolith which appears out of nowhere in the jungle. On closer examination, it is found to be a monument made of a mysterious, indestructible substance. It bears an inscription commemorating a military victory by someone named "Kuin", presumably an Asian warlordtwenty years in the future.