Set in the blood-drenched chaos of Beerlight, “a blown circuit, where to kill a man was less a murder than a mannerism,” Dante Cubit and his pill-popping sidekick, the Entropy Kid, waltz into First National Bank with some serious attitude and a couple of snub guns. Murderous, trigger-happy cops, led by the doughnut-chomping redneck police chief, arrive in force, firing indiscriminately into the crowd gathered outside. Surrender or capture is out of the question. Dante’s beloved, the murderous assassin Rosa Control–packing a not-so-small arsenal–prowls the streets, trying to engineer her man’s escape. Will Dante slip past the forces of corruption and disorder to join his Rosa? What happens next is a tangled mess of reality and virtual reality.
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