If you don't know the show: take one kick-ass, bike-riding genetically-modified girl, created in a government laboratory to become the perfect soldier. Let her escape from the lab and put her on the streets. Throw in more genetically-modified 'siblings' who she tries to locate and pit them against sinister and corrupt government forces. Light torch paper, stand back.If you do know the show: this novel fills in some of the gaps from the ten years between Max's escape from Manticore in 2009 and her current adventures in Seattle in 2019. We meet for the first time Original Cindy, Sketchy, Kendra and Normal, as well as Lydecker and Logan Cale.We see Max working as a cat-burglar in Los Angeles, and then moving to Seattle where she meets various figures from her past and future, and gets involved with a multi-millionaire art collector. The book culminates in a thrilling confrontation at the top of the Seattle Space Needle, where one of Max's siblings dies in order to save her.
Someone is killing and skinning normal humans in Seattle. At first, this news barely causes a ripple in Terminal City, the haven for the transgenic community. They have problems of their own. But as the killings on the outside continue, Joshua comes to Max with his suspicions that the murderer may be one of their own. While some of the transgenics would be in favor of letting the killer go free, Max argues that this is exactly the mindset that causes the humans to fear them. If they don't stop the killer, it will be just one more thing the humans can hold against them. Max and her most trusted aides, Logan, Joshua, Alec, and Original Cindy start investigating the crimes. But what they discover will shock even the most jaded among them - and expose a sinister agenda that leads to an old, nefarious foe-