Martial law reigns over the city. On a routine check for terrorist activity in a high-rise apartment building, Hawkins, a capable police officer, and Argus, her heavily armored android partner, stumble on a transaction they assume is the illegal narcotic fleck. But then, strange things begin to happen to the building and its residents.
First, everything with mechanical parts begins to malfunction. Then, one by one, the residents begin to malfunction too. With no ability to call for backup, and their defenses running low, Hawkins and Argus have to fight their way out. But when they're called into headquarters to report back on their work, they learn a secret the police state can't allow them to know.