Dark skies, streets bathed in digital light, figures of flesh and steel shuffle through the shadows. The stench of corruption and greed in the air. A new breed of terror has been born, and is stalking the streets of London.
The year is 2045.
Nearly thirty years have passed since a devastating nuclear terrorist attack that changed the world forever. The population of Britain is kept in-line by Mother Mind; an advanced artificial intelligence created by the Virtualife Corporation monitoring the lives of the citizens. Machines have become more humanlike, and humans more machine like.
The gap between rich and poor has grown ever wider, resulting in a split in the species between humans and cybernetically-enhanced Transhumans. Hatred for the transhumans race has created a monster; Jack-21. A serial killer, dissecting cyborgs for their implants. But his latest victim is not just another street rat, but a member of the renegade hacker group Spiritform, responsible for a cyberattack that has sent shockwaves throughout the corporate world. The secret he was murdered for lies within a collection of stolen files.
Now the race is on to uncover those secrets. Two corporate police officers from competing companies work together to hunt down Jack-21, while Virtualife hires a private investigator to recover their stolen data before the surviving members of Spiritform hurry to decrypt the stolen data and reveal the truth.