A deadly plague divided humanity into three different species. An ongoing ecological crisis has plunged the world into chaos. What’s left of the once-powerful United States in 2081 is a scorched wasteland where day-to-day survival is a struggle.
Life in the pristine bubble of the Greater Los Angeles District isn’t as idyllic as the Central Protectorate wants its citizen to believe. Iris Flores and her friends are relegated to the edge of a society that has no use for them—until the day she is hunted down and forced to leave her home to spy on the enemy.
Xander Kendrick, wayward son of Cascadian political royalty, is once again in trouble after pummeling a man in front of dozens of witnesses. When given the choice to serve his sentence in the Defense Force instead of a maximum-security prison, he accepts. Little does he know that the military stint will set him on a collision course with danger… and Iris. Together, they must find a way to save his homeland from total annihilation.
As loss and betrayal destroy their lives, Iris and Xander will risk everything to save the people they love.