If the game wasn't fair before, it's definitely not fair now. Or so thinks Dorian Waters, part of the ever-expanding portion of humanity who can't afford the nano-implant and genetic augmentation regimen known as Revision. And because he can't afford Revision, he can't get into college. He can't get a job. And when he sees the brilliant and mesmerizing Lena for the first time, he knows he doesn't have a chance with her, either.
Feeling thoroughly lost and exasperated, Dorian robs a house with his best friend, Ethan. Then they do it again. It's thrilling and terrifying and deeply unsettling. But since they take so little each time that their targets don't notice, they're able to keep at it until they have enough money saved up.
Once they do their first Revision, their initial choices in self-enhancement start impacting their future choices, which in turn impact their future Revision--on and on in an increasingly surreal loop, transforming their personalities the entire away. Dorian desperately wants to slow things down and figure out the kind of person he really wants to be, but with the police one step behind them and a contentious relationship with his brother, Jaden, threatening to unravel everything, it's the expedient choices that he's finding himself more and more compelled to make.