Government and corporate business have merged in an attempt to keep the country from going bankrupt, the effects of global warming and antibiotic-resistant disease having caused a full collapse in infrastructure. The class divide has become profound, leaving most people trapped in an impoverished, working class world with little room for improvement. Complacency and corporate hierarchy control and confound the masses, run by the elite few, collectively referred to as "Corporate."
George Irwin remembers a time before the Big Climate Change, back when the airlines were still in business and people still drove their own cars. Sadly, his children have only known an indoor world of endless reconstruction, public shuttles, recycled water, and limited energy. The world has changed much over his lifetime, but he still believes in the American Dream. When an alleged terrorist act lands his wife in the hospital, however, George stumbles upon a Corporate secret that could mean the end of all civilization.
"I strongly suggest you read this novel that hits close to home." (5 stars)
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"Would go nicely on a shelf with 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. I highly recommend this one. " (5 stars) --Trent Zelazny, author of Fractal Despondency
"It's quite a fascinating take on dystopian America in the future. It's grim, dark, and depressing yet it kept me hooked to the very end." (5 stars) --Robert Brumm, author of Desolate
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