During a stolen night out with Ocean, calamity strikes, and the shooter is inexorable, as only a robot could be. He's gunned down by Zoey's C001-Oisín prototype law enforcement android, Ocean. But the damage is done to humans and androids alike. People lie crumpled and extinguished all around her, and there's never been an android shooter in the history of artificial intelligence. This kind of violence? It flies in the face of programming. It's not supposed to happen. And... it's suspicious.
Katherine Zoey Cardinal -- Zoey Collins to her friends -- had done difficult and even death-defying Private Eye work in her young career, but this time, she and her android are ground-zero at the scene of the crime. This case? It's top of Zoey's docket, pro-bono, with a bullet.