After attempting to illegally crossover into Ul Qoma, Mr Geary is taken by Breach and swiftly deported from Beszel with his wife. Borlu is desperate to know who Mr Geary was planning to meet, but it is out of his hands.
Borlú is interrogated by the Ul Qoman Militsya and is promptly taken to the Militsya HQ. He broke the terms of his agreement with Dhatt and she is furious - his possible deportation is out of her control. She's got him under constant surveillance. Dhatt knows this case means more to Borlú than being just another hug.
Borlú opens his eyes. He breached, and now he's under Breach control. If Mahalia and Katrynia discovered that there is a third city, that would leave the cities at war. Breach want to know about Orciny. They want Borlú to find the true link between Mahalia, Bowden and Borlú's subversive wife.