The story takes place in the not-too-distant future, where the AEON company has become a billion-dollar pharmaceutical conglomerate. It managed to impose itself on the market by means of a revolutionary technology that allows the transfer of life span from one person to another. This has huge consequences for certain parts of society. Elena faces claims for compensation that she and her husband, Max, cannot pay. So she feels compelled to sell 40 years of her life to AEON. Max works for the company and from that moment on he does his best to make up for his wife’s lost years. He finds out that AEON’s CEO is aiming for Elena’s lifespan. So he hatches a plan to kidnap her. For Max and Elena, a hunt begins that takes them not only across national borders, but also to the edge of their own moral concepts.