300 years from now, society has been transformed by technology in completely new ways. Human bodies are interchangeable and consciousness can be digitized and transferred from body to body, making death a temporary inconvenience.
Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an immensely-wealthy and long-lived man, offers him the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve the murder of Bancroft himself.