It is the year 2059 and the United States is facing a tumultuous time. The crisis of a decade earlier is still fresh in everyone's minds, causing an unprecedented rise in public aggression, and with the 200th year anniversary of the Civil War quickly approaching; President Thomas D. McLaughlin is facing what could be the most torturous period of his presidency. Concerned about his own bid for re-election in a bubbling country, McLaughlin is approached with an offer unprecedented in the history of the country: Guns that shoot, do not kill, but render an attacker harmless; bombs that explode, do not destroy, but still achieve tactical goals. With the immense potential of this new non-lethal weaponry, McLaughlin is eager to test it on a massive scale- to calm the country, and save his waning legacy. As the massive test begins, all goes according to plan; but lurking in the innermost thoughts of some of the test combatants is not a goal of peace, prosperity and a president forever hailed as a hero. Instead, it is that of a golden opportunity to strike the most deadly blow that the United States has ever received at its most vulnerable time- and they are aiming straight for the heart. Seen through the eyes of not only the President of the United States but also two young test combatants caught in the violent whirlwind consuming them, the new conflict is yet again the American struggle for freedom- from themselves....