For nearly twenty years corporate security cyborg Carlos Mejia has lived a life of danger and privilege in the United Cites. But one day he receives a life-changing contact. The corporation that employed him and funded his tech has gone bankrupt, and now he is an asset to be collected and liquidated Desperate to stay alive, Carlos seeks the help of street hacker Michelle Carter to dump his tech and become 'normal.' What they discover is a conspiracy that threatens to set the United Cities on a destructive path . . . unless they stop it.