After the government's brutal attack on the Diseased Ones, Hollis Timewire must wade through the carnage of her treacherous mistake.
The survivors want justice, and now Hollis faces impending execution. Each day, she must prove herself to be a model community member. But chopping firewood for the new camp in the forest isn't enough.
Hollis longs to redeem herself, and this sparks an idea to rescue the little boy from the Testing Center. Stealing the government's secret weapon might just be the perfect way to destabilize the system - enough to bring the whole thing crumbling down. But unseen forces are at work.
The world is not what it appears to be, and society has a dark secret that not even Hollis is prepared to face.