In the balkanized, bizarre, politically correct world of the future, sin has not yet been eradicated. Neither has murder …
Private detective Jerico Drake is a tough guy. He’s used to dealing with a world that has basically rejected goodness. With the nation now balkanized into white, black, and Hispanic sections, and the new breed of “genrich” (genetically sculptured) humans, technology has given evil a few more wrinkles.
Drake’s client, the young and lovely Lori Hallendorf, seems like a light in the midst of darkness, even though her life has been marred by tragedy. As Drake investigates her brother’s murder, he discovers that he’s been targeted by an unrelenting assassin-a robotic killer with a shocking kind of artificial intelligence.
In a world of nanotechnology and genetic engineering, where fantasies are easily fulfilled but dreams turn to ashes, Drake must pursue a deadly trail that will show him both the worse, and the best, of humankind.