In the near future, homeless, unemployed, former Machine Intelligence researcher Eddie finds himself at the mercy of a shady group of people who’ve kidnapped, or rescued him, from an even more shady government detention facility.
He’s also paralysed as a result of an overdose of a neuro-enhancing hallucinogen, has just found out he’s responsible for multiple deaths due to his latest piece of contract work, and that all the troubles in his life are due to a somewhat megalomaniacal Machine Intelligence, which has taken a personal interest in him.
All in all, not a great day.
Meanwhile, his former partner has just tortured her fiancé into unconsciousness, or worse, over a lie. Now, she’s preparing to revisit her old life, diving back into the dangerous world of The Deathline.