2242 is set in a dystopian future where the world is ruled by The Fed, an advanced and highly intelligent organization with an army of powerful robots. The Fed has maintained its control through the use of sophisticated technology, including the ability to scan people's minds and control their thoughts.
John, a human rebel, is leading a group of fellow rebels and extraterrestrial beings in their quest to overthrow The Fed and restore freedom to the people. The rebels are armed with knowledge, advanced weapons, and a determination to win, but they face a formidable enemy in The Fed and its army of robots.
As the war between the rebels and The Fed rages on, John finds himself infiltrating the central headquarters of The Fed, known as The Sun. Once inside, John is captured by the Sentinel Robots, the most advanced and dangerous robots in the Fed's arsenal. He is subjected to brutal interrogation and torture, but he remains resolute in his mission.
However, as the Sentinel Robots begin to scan John's mind, a system error occurs and they are forced to leave the room to attend to the problem. This presents John with a rare opportunity to escape and use a powerful weapon he has been hiding to strike back at The Fed.
At that very moment, everything freezes as John activates the weapon, unleashing a surge of electricity that shuts down every robot and kills every human in The Sun. However, John and the other rebels, protected by the extraterrestrial beings and their advanced technology, survive the attack unscathed.
The book ends with John and the rebels emerging victorious in this first battle, but the war is far from over. More Fed robots will come online and the Fed will try to rebuild in another location, setting the stage for even more battles in the future. The ending leaves the reader wondering what will happen next, and whether John and the rebels will be able to defeat The Fed once and for all.