Katja, like everyone else stuck on the work island they call home, wants to get to the mainland by any means necessary. Shooting her boyfriend and stealing a chemical vial is one way to ensure her safe passage; the only problem is, she's not the only one who wants it, and the freedom it will bring. There's Nikolai the joystick junkie; Aleksakhina, Katja's parole officer; Vladimir Kohl, the small-time chemical dealer; his boss, Szerynski; the rival chemical lord Dracyev; and his lover, Ylena. And there's the Man in Red, ready and waiting for whoever is (un)lucky enough to end up with the vial. Katja from the Punk Band is Jackie Brown meets the Sex Pistols, a fast-paced industrial crime-thriller that weaves multiple storylines and time frames, from the author of Pretty Little Things to Fill Up the Void, Nothing Is Inflammable, and I-O.