Enter a world like no other, where common houseflies are not so common, and a bold few undertake to change the world in a way that will surprise and delight you. Victor, the story's hero, must come to terms with evil and good, individuality and community, love and loss, the Great Fly, and ultimately, himself.
Victor progresses from young innocent to student, from soldier to philosopher. Mentored by Michael, leader of the New Way, he becomes a Rescue Force volunteer. Saving the lives of flies imperiled by humans, he establishes a reputation that exceeds all before him.
But the New Way loses its influence, the leaders die off, and Victor is faced with two crushing losses that destroy his faith in the Great Fly. In the midst of personal crisis, he meets Pamela, who helps to restore his will to live. Together they find the passion and zest that love inspires before a climactic rescue that brings Victor face-to-face with his own death.