I believe NC Sourcebook doesn't go as far in describing NC Combat Zone
"It‘s a place where there are no streetlamps to mar the shadows, no monitor
cameras to watch illegal deals, and no cops to interfere.Of all
the mean streets of the 21st century, the Zone is the meanest.
Firefights are a way of life. Drugs are a way of choice. Brutal,
sudden death is a constant option. "