Imagine a world devoid of compassion – a world in which even babies are threatened by the brutality of unrepentant monsters, snatching them from their mothers to be medically experimented on.
This is the world in 2090.
The future is not friendly. Rife with violence, quarantines, and Precautions from the rolling pandemics that keep people in an eternal state of fear and suspicion, where you live is no longer a matter of choice but of government assignment.
Once citizens, the people are now called “residents.” There is no commerce. There are no public gatherings. There is no respite from a world gone mad.
This is the world of Lily Brayburn, who leads a government-mandated residential building, charged with the care of the people who live there. Her parents having disappeared without a trace, she’s alone in the world, except for these people.
And not all the residents in Lily’s plant are her friends. One of them has set his sights on her leadership
And it’s dangerous out there. Military/police, trained in abusive methods of crowd control, are on every block, ready to punish and detain – especially the homeless, now used by the government as virus cure crash test dummies.
But not everyone is complacent.
People like Lily are losing patience with the government’s machinations, and as uprisings explode all over the planet, they’ve started to come out of the shadows. Those shadows are long.
A shadow government, led by the richest family in the world, seats former dictators and reprobate thugs around its Council table. But the rich are rarely satisfied. Plots abound. Everybody wants to sit in the chair at the head of the table.
Then, a pregnant girl finds her way into Lily’s residential plant during a massacre in the street outside, and everything changes.
In 2090, you need to be smart. You need to be quick.
Or you’ll be snatched and never seen again.