Lu takes a sharp turn out of the dark fantasy universe of The Young Elites (2014) and into a high-tech futuristic Tokyo where a virtual reality game called Warcross has taken the world by storm. For millions it isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life and the fan base spans the globe. Struggling to make ends meet, hacker Emika Chen, 18, works as a bounty hunter tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. Facing eviction, she needs some quick cash and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships. When a glitch exposes her identity to millions of viewers, Emika is summoned to Tokyo where she’s recruited to find an elusive hacker called Zero. But her investigation uncovers a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross Empire.