From the back cover:
"There's a million stories in the naked city. One of them just melted your car.
Enter a world where the mean streets go on forever and the only justice comes at the end of a gun. The Edge of midnight is a bold new vision in role-playing, a uique system built from the ground up to deliver a one-of-a-kind take on noir. It's sharp two-die mechanics offer easy play that encourages storytelling without sacrificing depth or complexity. The wold it inhabits is as new as tomorrow, and yet as familiar at th epages of Chandler and Spillane. It’s a universe of gumshoes and gun molls, of dark deeds and hard choices. But this isn’t just any noir world. The laws of physics can be broken here - just like any other law - leading to criminal warlocks who ply their magic like bootleggers. Inhuman 'gaunts' rule the streets, while private detectives provide justice for a price. It’s a world just a shade off our own, where the skyscrapers loom taller and the shadows yawn wider. It’s a world with a dark riddle at its heart, one which only the brave or the desperate have the guts to seek. It’s a world on the cusp of the abyss... a world waiting at the edge of midnight."