Not far from Moneytown, in a neighborhood of underground clubs, body-modification chop shops, adolescent contract killers, and sexy streetwalking Monas, you...ll find the Saudade Event Site: a zone of strange geography, twisted physics, and frightening psychic onslaughts...not to mention the black and white cats that come pouring out at irregular intervals.
Vic Serotonin is a 'travel agent... into and out of Saudade. His latest client is a woman who's nearly as unpredictable as the site itself...and maybe just as dangerous. She wants a tour just as a troubling new class of biological artifacts are leaving the site...living algorithms that are transforming the world outside in inexplicable and unsettling ways. Shadowed by a metaphysically inclined detective determined to shut his illegal operation down, Vic must make sense of a universe rapidly veering toward a virulent and viral form of chaos...and a humanity almost lost.