An STD called “The Beauty” causes peoples’ looks to improve but at a cost, especially as someone has found a way to kill them. The detectives involved are torn as they also have the disease. A cure may have been found but there are interests that do not want this spread about.
We’re then back to straight-forward conspiracies, double-crossings and gun violence. Many die.
This could be a Brubaker work in many respects: it’s just the context that’s different.
Engaging and enjoyable, this is well worth a read.