Zetter Kohl will do anything to survive, or so he believes. But when a thwarted mugging leads him to a job too good to be true, he has nowhere to turn. Not to the citizens of the city or the techno-gangs of Lowquat. He can't even trust his own reality as it melts around him. No matter what, he'll never be a citizen, but he can never go back to the back alleys of his youth. Nor to the woman who haunts his dreams.