In a near-future Tokyo, a Japanese investigator and US peacekeeper reluctantly join forces to solve a series of bizarre murders.
It's 2033 and Tokyo, partially occupied by China, is in a state of fear, distrust, and drone-enforced surveillance. When Detective Miyako Koreda is paired with Lieutenant Emma Higashi of the US Peacekeeping force, Miyako is annoyed by the obviously American-backed PR stunt. But as the city is ailed by a rise in gruesome crimes, Miyako and her new partner must quickly learn to trust each other as they race against the clock to investigate each case —which range from a missing shipment of dangerous weapons to a faceless body on the subway platform — all while dealing with frequent blackouts, local gangs, and underground resistance forces.
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1.1 The Faceless Body
In a city divided by war, a Tokyo cop and a US peacekeeper are brought together by murder, missing guns, and politics way above their pay grades.
1.2 The Bodiless Arm
A severed arm leads Miyako and Emma into the world of extreme body modders, with a side dish of organized crime.
1.3 The Fallen Executive
A powerful corporate chairman crashes to his death on a Tokyo sidewalk. Is it suicide? Or murder?
1.4 The Blackout Killer
Power failures are a fact of life in post-war Tokyo. But now, someone is waiting in the dark.
1.5 The Deadly Defection
Miyako and Emma must untangle whether a man who shot a woman on the street is a defector, or a murderer.
1.6 The Stolen Xiǎohái
The child of a Chinese diplomat disappears, and Emma and Miyako are on the case, with a little unwanted help from the other side of the drone curtain.
1.7 The Loud Politician
A politician is dead. Two of her colleagues were caught on tape saying they wanted to kill her. Case closed. Right?
1.8 The Clawed Limb
When a man obsessed with body modifications attacks his girlfriend, he says his hand has a mind of its own. Yeah, right. Right?
1.9 The Assassin's Nest
A deadly attack threatens to tear Tokyo’s fragile peace to shreds.
1.10 The Foreign Mischief
“Our job is to solve murders.” As terrorists and the Chinese army attack in Tokyo, Emma and Miyako must decide what really matters.