It's called the Zone—the ring of abandoned neighborhoods surrounding the now-thriving city of Detroit.
Officially, it's uninhabited. In reality, it's the home of the hiding, the forgotten, and the criminal. PI Aidra Scott avoids the area when she can. But when she sees her teenage son's best friend jump a fence and head into the Zone, she has no choice but to follow.
Cut off from her high-tech assistant and all the resources of modern life, Aidra has to rely on her own wits to navigate the Zone. She finds unexpected allies in a larger-than-life reporter after the story of his career, a clever cop looking to prove himself, and an ambitious street rat just trying to survive. All Aidra wants is to find the kid she's looking for and to get out.
But it won't be easy, especially after she makes an enemy of the local warlord who's using the isolation of the zone to hide a dangerous piece of rogue technology.
Aidra is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Looks like her simple search-and-rescue won't be so simple after all.