28 November 2026. Sharkey, a Viennese reporter, spends one tiresome evening with a drunken computer nerd. Three months later the man's unexpectedly glamorous widow calls; her husband had hinted that his new 'friend' Sharkey might hold the information to explain his mysterious death. Against his better judgement, and entirely out of his depth, Sharkey begins a long, fearsomely complex and frequently dangerous search through the cyber-highways and the frozen city. He is looking for secrets- the key to an equation scribbled above Leo's desk, which will lead him into a race to crack another code - the genetic clues to Leo's inexplicable death, and his even stranger life.