Rescued from a deadly assault on their headquarters, Rune Balot finds temporary shelter in “Paradise” – a high-tech laboratory where the Scramble 09 protocol originated. While the severely injured Oeufcoque regenerates in a healing vat, Rune struggles with her equally injured psyche. As the search for Shell’s hidden memories continues, Rune struggles to bring the man that murdered her to justice in the second combustible volume of Mardock Scramble!