BROKEN TEENS. BROKEN DREAMS. Manhattan is plunged into fear. When truckloads of the new power drug, Lumen, go missing, and an unnatural earthquake strikes, authorities declare a citywide tactical alert. As Lumen's destructive effects spread so do rumors of a persuasive stranger luring hobos underground. But E's got her own trash to deal with: being fourteen and on the run just totally sucks. And then there's the situation with the Piper. How can she even explain to Troy and Mia that the person they're mourning is not truly dead? Of a one-track mind, E is on a reckless rampage to hunt down her kidnapped brother, unaware she is being hunted herself. But how long can E ignore the trail of corpses she's leaving behind? Meanwhile, as the city crumbles, Sticky Fingers desperately tries to find his next morphine hit, even if it means taking a trip underground and facing the menacing squatter everyone's talking about. And on the opposite end of the globe, a Japanese boy follows a mysterious voice into a violent journey that will change E's future in more ways than one.