The fetishistic suicide of her clean-cut cousin, a mediocre computer programmer for a London pizza chain, adds to the gloom of Georgina Powers' life. But when she finds out he was about to leave for a lucrative job in California's Silicon Valley, she asks herself two questions: Why would anyone want him? And why would he kill himself when he'd just landed the best deal of his life? His former employers are of no help, but determined to find out, Georgina hacks into the company's computer system and discovers a devious line of code that suggest her cousin might have been murdered. Which is where things really begin to get nasty.