From the back of the book:
Based on the critically acclaimed comicbook series created by Roy Richardson and Rod Whigham, this roleplaying game thrusts you into a not-so-distant future in which a conglomerate of powerful corporations - known collectively as the United Corporate Council - rules over the common man and even entire nations with an iron fist.
It is a world where mechs clash in metal-on-metal combat; where subtrefuge and high-octane action exist side by side, and whre bravery can be rewarded with riches... or a bullet in the back. Welcome to the future. No one ever said it was going to be pretty!