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As Summer Hurst, heavily pregnant, adapts to life in the caves among the Navigator clan, the world outside is becoming increasingly confused and violent. A power struggle for who will lead Compound 17 begins to unfold, with numerous contenders prepared to wage war over the leadership role.
The long-laid plans of the Navigators are thrown into confusion following the coup in the compound. Now the group must try to consolidate as it tries to make head or tail of what is actually happening back in the land where so many of them were once held, prisoner. In a community that has always prided itself on its compassion and democracy, suddenly cries for blood and revenge are beginning to be heard. Cool heads are called for, but when the pressure is on, and people carrying the scars of previous atrocities are given a voice, then there is always the possibility for things to go horribly wrong.
In Compound 17, the militia is divided by internal power struggles, unpredictable attacks from among the civilian population and an unknown force that seems to materialize for long enough to launch an assault before vanishing into thin air. The leaders know that it is just a matter of time before headquarters lead a counter-attack but have no idea what form it will take or how it will be performed. Amidst all this confusion, can the fugitive, Jake Hurst, make a difference and would anyone listen to him if he could?
As always, Nash, the bounty hunter, continues his underhand dealings and schizophrenic maneuvering. He seems to be an ever-present threat, circling like a predatory animal, just looking for an opportunity to take advantage of any sign of weakness or lack of attention. He remains as unpredictable as ever, but with an almost uncanny ability to turn circumstances to his own advantage.
The chaos in Compound 17 continues, and then finally it happens – Compound 1 launches its long-delayed counter-attack. Besieged and lacking solid leadership, it is a matter of time before things come apart at the seems. If Compound 17 falls, it won’t be long before the new powers come looking for the Outliers to provide the labor to man the well farms.
In the desert, Jake and Rider must now decide on the best course of action if the Navigator clan is to survive. What is needed is for a decisive blow to be delivered against the militia. But how does that happen when you are a small clan with limited arms up against a militia whose weapons now include hybrid super-soldiers who are prepared to die without flinching?
Hovering in the background, like some unfathomable diabolic force, Nash remains as unpredictable as ever. Will the bounty hunter throw in his hat with Jake and the Navigators, or will he lean toward the new militia force that appears to be so all-powerful? Either way, can anyone trust a man with his pedigree?
Amidst all of this confusion, Summer must try to be a mother to her newborn twins and support both her husband and her son in their efforts to stabilize the clan. By necessity, the risks that both men take to start to become more and more desperate, and Summer needs to remain their rock of stability.
As the immensity of the challenge that the Navigators are facing begins to become clear, many of the senior members come to realize that, short of a miracle, their losses will be huge. The best that they can hope for will be the survival of the children and the hope that they will one day carry on the legacy that the elders have handed down to them.