Chinese New Year, 2042. Armstrong, an upwardly mobile Harlem resident, is out celebrating with his boss (and lover) when they re assaulted in her hotel room. She ends up in the Jacuzzi minus her head; the cops are convinced he s to blame. Armstrong goes on the lam, dodging the cops while trying to figure out exactly what happened that night. Answers come in the form of Oona, a sultry sex worker with an unexpectedly deep reservoir of information. As Armstrong digs for the whole story, a disgraced ex-cop is invited back to the force to combat a powerful designer drug that s all the rage with the young, rich, and bored. As the two men s paths draw inexorably together, the story behind the new drug becomes clearer and far more sinister. This absorbing debut novel is a dark, erotic thriller with a powerful sci-fi kick."