It’s 2070, and Britain is warm. Blanco is a circus freak, reluctant assassin and child-soldier in Mister Splinter’s travelling band of criminals. He wants out, but fleeing would mean leaving the other freaks – his only family.
En route to the Great Congregation of Travelling Circuses in remote North-West China, Blanco keeps his head down, obliged to train for a competition there – one in which he will most likely die. But, as tensions rise, so does Blanco – to fight for his family, and his new love.
Their journey becomes a rolling guerrilla war, in which Blanco confronts the mystery of his identity and the true mission of the circus.
Finally, in an abandoned research station in the Tien Shan, Blanco fights, dies and is reborn to an unexpected destiny.