It's 2603, in a post--climate change world.
Commander Grace Buteo protects Zone 2, a prosperous place, thriving in part due to her diligent efforts to guard its citizens against cyber-attacks, identity theft, and security threats from the rogue terrorist cells plaguing the outermost districts.
But when her husband and son are killed in an IED explosion intended for Grace herself, her guilt nearly breaks her. She throws herself into her work, hoping to renew her sense of purpose and loyalty to the city she loves.
She's given the opportunity when a high- profile genetic engineering company reports the theft of 26 artificial organs. But investigating this theft leads Grace to discover that her city --and her new assistant inspector-- may not be as perfect as they seem...