In the early 2020s the world is mired in deep recession. Maui's economy has tanked and the resulting stresses expose the island's rulers as brutal tyrants. Opposition to the police state comes mainly from two competing rebel groups who have similar grievances but very different methods. Through Jason Blue, the Kalamas, Lehua Wong, Kevin O'Brian and other rebel leaders, Barbarians In Paradise takes the reader inside Maui's violent Great Conflict (Pilikia Nui) of the 2020s. This attempt at revolution brings chaos and bloodshed, but also hope for a brighter future in which the phrase "with liberty and justice for all" is more than an empty slogan.