When Malik Foster crashes back into his life after a three year absence, Damaris wants nothing to do with his ex-lover. Especially once he learns that Malik has cybernetic implants – something made illegal by the Restoration. Dam does not want a Purity Squad beating down his door. Yet neither does he want to leave Malik to their less than tender mercies. He agrees to use his surgical talents to remove the tell-tale tattoo that’s been branded on to Malik’s wrist.
As they reignite their past relationship, Dam learns about the life Malik has led since the Restoration came into power. He has to face the fact that his future as a plastic surgeon is increasingly insecure in a city that’s becoming ever more obsessed with “natural” bodies. Then the Purity Squads come looking for Malik, and they know an escape is now or never.
But can there be an escape from a regime that wants to erase anyone not falling into their definition of human?