Laura Johnson had it all. A husband who loved and adored her, a beautiful child, and a fantastic job, but that wasn't enough for her. She wanted more, she needed more, and she was out to get it.
Some people have what it takes to do anything for money, and Laura Johnson believed herself to be one of them. As a result, she stood on the cusp of riches beyond her wildest dreams. In a system that's rigged and a game that was fixed, her path to riches lie before her free of any other than self-imposed obstacles. Believing there was nothing she wouldn't do to reach her goals, she imagined she would soon take her place among the capitalist elite.
Laura headed a project at Covenant Health Insurance that would make them billions, and her millions. All she had to do was sell this "investment opportunity" to some of the nation's wealthiest people, and she succeeded spectacularly. There was a $50 million bonus, a billion-dollar stock option, and an Executive Vice President's position with her name on it.
Unfortunately for Laura, she had two problems. First, she didn't understand all the complexities and entirety of the game, and second, she hadn't yet been stripped of her last shred of humanity. These two details would lead her on an odyssey, the likes of which she never could have imagined.
Alerted about dangers to her mother who is confined in her project, The Colonies, Laura makes a series of inquiries around Covenant. It sends up red flags among her "friends," and they decide she's become inconvenient. They attempt to eliminate her. It begins a journey intended to lead her to physical safety, but what she finds is far more important. Forced to hide underground in a vile place known as Slugtown, she meets several people who share her experience.
Their stories are similar to hers, and all have paid an incredible price for their greed. Laura watches and learns as they explain what their "profits at any cost" attitudes wrought on their lives, and how they've learned to adapt and survive despite the most heartbreaking of personal losses. As she regains her soul, she is shocked at the level of inhumanity demonstrated by her capitalist cohorts at Covenant, and she decides it's time for payback.
This leads her on a quest to make amends for all of her wrongs, and it takes her back to the man she loves more than anything else. However, there are two questions that torment her every step of the way. "Am I too late, and too late for whom?"
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