Tyrel left his unenlightened Wyoming family to start a new life in the city. He proudly served with the Armored Police, earning the cushy rank of inspector. Mired in the complications of office politics, he daydreams about the last time he felt like a man and cleaned up the streets in the armored suit. When he's assigned the case that nobody wants, he struggles to navigate technological reality with his simple black-and-white compass through societal failure and superior city technology. His transhuman suspect beats him at every turn. Moral compromise gnaws away his manhood with tiny bites. As he unravels the mystery, two-tone Tyrel decides the role of law enforcement in a world painted gray with neon highlights.
While embracing dystopian cyberpunk, Half Man distinguishes itself by tackling transhumanism in context of our embittered culture war. The reconciliation of Middle America and Coastal America is a greater challenge than bonding man with machine.