In dystopian 2184, gleaming arcology-skyscrapers tower above hellish industrial slums, streetgangers killing each other for trash in their shadows. Inside the arkscrapers life is said to be luxurious; on the abandoned streets it’s vicious and short.
Airborne gang leader Jeff Hammer is an intellectual and a mercenary, surviving from contracts in the wars the tenement bosses wage amongst themselves. He’s fed up with just dreaming about arkscraper luxury; it’s time to take action.
When he’s set up to die and his gang is wiped out, his hand is forced. It’s rise or die, and Hammer doesn’t plan on dying. He’s going to set Manhattan on fire – and threaten the very arkscrapers themselves.