2096 – Riley Taylor is still alive. Still fighting. Still ensnared in the Service’s trap.
She’s served in battle. She’s killed. She’s watched as her friends have fallen away, either to death or to the brainwashing that forces the government’s agenda into young, hungry minds.
But Riley is one of the few citizens who has seen the inside of the Stilts, the flooded buildings that surround Manhattan. Now that she knows what life is really like on the other side of the wall, she must decide which path to take. She can continue her career as a soldier in the Service, or she can turn spy against the government and begin working with the Volunteers.
Both situations are dangerous. Both could be deadly. And as the clock ticks down to the time when she will have to choose, it’s more than just her own life on the line.