Ex-mercenary Olivia Thorne is a Private Investigator for hire, on paper that is. These days the money is good for someone who can navigate the slums around the quarantine zone. It's even better for someone who can find kidnapped kids and bring them back to their rich parents.
During the recovery of a ransomed girl, Olivia discovers a human experimentation ring that's using smuggled tech from the quarantine zone. It was supposed to be an easy in and out job, but it’s starting to become more trouble than it’s worth.
When a second client shows up at her office offering even more money for information and lethal ghosts from her dark past come calling, she had better learn to dodge bullets as quick as she’s been dodging questions from the cops.
The only way to get clear of the problem is to wrap up the case, stay alive and get paid.
Ten years after a post ‘event’ Toronto, the city is divided into a military controlled quarantine zone, and an urban sprawl of squatters living in the wreckage left behind by those that abandoned the city.
Olivia Thorne, an ex-mercenary turned private detective was hired to recover a kidnapped girl from the sprawl. During the recovery she discovered that someone had been experimenting on kids using a neural interface which plugs the brain directly into a strange device. It doesn’t matter much to her, she gets paid for the recovery contract. It’s a simple job.
After the rescue, interested people begin showing up at her office asking questions. Some ask the hard way, while others offer money for any information about the neural interface. A mysterious client offers her a large sum for legal work, so she sets out to find those who produced the tech.
Her journey leads her to discover corporate espionage and an underground black market for the new tech. It brings her face to face with a military grade robotic soldier, and a stand off she may not survive inside the quarantine zone.