post-apocalyptic london, most of the country is wiped out, and all the refugees have fled to the big city. parks have become cargo container tower blocks, gang wars rife, high density population.
petrovitch is a young russian, keeping his head down, desperate to avoid attention. a phd student in physics on the edge of a break through, when he foolishly puts his head above the parapet by preventing a kidnapping. which suddenly puts him slap bang in the middle of an imminent gang war between the russian mob and the yakuza. the police want to talk to him, he owes a gun toting nun his life, there are spy drones, and someone tried to stab him on the underground with sharpened perspex. and its down hill from there.
post-cyberpunk science fiction i guess. a lot of fun. with some wonderful lines written in there. enjoyed it a lot.