Shadow Hatcher is determined to change his life.
Despite his unusually high aptitude for his dream career as an astronaut, Shadow’s lowly status in 23rd century England makes it nearly impossible to attain.
This changes when Shadow witnesses a murder near his family’s farm. His daring witness testimony earns him the attention and respect of society’s most powerful people, the Talented, whose links to the ruling class can make Shadow’s dream come true.
When his testimony results in the collapse of an illegal Dream Morphine racket, Shadow is thrown into a strange new world with dangers that he can barely begin to fathom. As he becomes more deeply involved in the world of the Talented, he must live with dark secrets and face constant dangers to prevent his family from paying the ultimate price for his success.
A price someone now seems intent on making them pay...