When Mother Earth grew tired of giving her people chance after chance to right their wrongs, she resorted to her last hope and released a toxic gas into the atmosphere. She spared only her creations and killed over eight billion people. In a new society made up of just three cities and five towns, a tyrant claimed power. The initial hope swiftly dissolved into starvation and fear in a place built on greed, motivated by violence, and populated by those who wished only for a quick death.
Thirty years later, Harley Hudson and her oldest and most devoted friend Jimmy Carter, who battles demons of his own, are forced to face this world head-on when her younger brother is kidnapped by sinister Hunters linked to the ruling powers. They gather together an ill-equipped group for a poorly-planned rescue mission: a mad scientist with a gift for irritating the wrong people, a pickpocket, two ex-boyfriends, a stoic refugee, and the two leaders of the most dysfunctional gang in town.
As they fight for their lives, they find themselves lost in a maze of their past, and secrets that reveal who they were always meant to be. Though reader, as you may know, sometimes remaining in the dark your whole life shatters fewer hearts and buries fewer bodies than finding out the truth.