Kidnapped then torn free, alone, Mike is scoured. His own ongoing 911. A nebulous they still have his family with brutal control of his connections. Pressured, he goes with the flow, working for them, while grasping a tech response. Fast-grown tech that grows playful killer edges. Tech that leaps out of control, jostles our world, then turns to wreak havoc on the hidden controllers.
As the USA retreats inward, individuals have to take matters in hand. Raw power has docked in port, so traditional forms of control, terror, blackmail and kidnapping, roam freely. A few people gather under the covers, grab micro-tech from the stilled push button warriors, then provide hands-on responses. The battles openly blend furtive sunbursts with the dark of night.