Harken Cole is a highly trained Entertainment Specialist. He immerses into rendered worlds called Rend-Vs to play the hero, the villain--whatever his bosses want. To fulfill a promise to a dead friend, Hark illegally jumps into Collides, a twenty-first century Rend-V, and realizes something's not right. The host of Collides is in danger, and Hark must protect her. Hark soon learns that controversial director Miesha Preston plans to flip peaceful Collides into a horror Rend-V. If Hark can't protect the host, while still fulfilling his promise, everyone immersed will die.