This is the second novel in the More series of dystopian thrillers set in the Second Great Depression in NYC. More and Santiago's new unit is now detailed to the NYPD's most elite division to investigate the brutal mob killing of a high-profile hedge fund founder. Their team is also assigned its first federal, and female, member (whom More and Santiago instantly dislike) from a financial crimes division of the Treasury Department. Tensions immediately escalate when the team discovers the victim's underling is on the run with an encrypted computer drive containing information sensitive enough to draw in an array of international hitmen who commence a deadly manhunt through the city. The case leads to a horrific terror plot against the city's buses in order to create a stock market crash for the benefit of the criminal mastermind who created the encrypted drive. More is turned on the loose in full combat mode over Santiago's objections and brings a taste of Afghanistan to New York City.