Detective Ailis Kara doggedly investigates a string of vicious murders, the victims all prostitutes, and all found with their abdomens slashed open. Along the way, she meets a female executive who has had herself artificially augumented to get ahead in business. Is there a connection between the newly available implants and the murders? At what point does one stop being human, and become a machine? Ailis Kara is about to find out.