The Burbsthe toxic, gang-ridden sprawl surrounding Freedom Cityis home to the poor, the criminal, the desperate. Stubbs is all three. Once he ran the means streets. Now hes barely scraping bya stubborn throwback in a world where reality is stored on hard drives; where bodies are upgraded to fit the latest fashions; where cheap tech can make a monster out of every two-bit hood.
When hes hired to protect a wealthy woman with her own mysterious agenda, Stubbs sees his last chance: to pay his debts, to start a new life, to prove hes worth a damn. And when shes murdered on his watch, Stubbs will stop at nothing to track down her killer in a desperate bid for redemption or revenge whichever comes first.
From the lawless Burbs to the exclusive pleasure domes of the Yellow Diamond; from the gleaming gilded cages of the City to the bizarre bazaars of the Zoo, Stubbs is drawn into a deadly web of technology, politics, and vengeance. A web connecting cops, evangelists, gangsters, and his own dark past.
In the end, Stubbs will have to risk everythinghis life, his makeshift family, even his soulto stop a killer. A killer who is lessand very much morethan human.
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