A vengeful war hero. A politician's wife. A lethal pathogen. Scores to settle.
London 2039. The post-Ebola population tolerates each other in two unequal parts. The Cardinal City elite enjoy a life of privilege, comfort and plenty, while those outside forage, hunt and dig for survival.
Major Nathan Helix, VC DSO has given twenty years of his life and sacrificed half of his body in service to his country. The price for his rehabilitation is at least ten years further service to the Cardinal of the Eastern Sector. He refuses to accept that his special forces career is over; regarding his promotion, decorations and new life of investigating trivial crime among the city glitterati no substitute.