One hundred years in the future, after a world war and another economic downturn, the United States is in recovery. A Chinese company, Gong & Dinow, manufactures inexpensive tablet computers. Everyone has them.
Little does everyone know, those devices will lead to the destruction of the East Coast.
A man from Boston survives the carnage and rows to what was Washington D.C. in order to inform the president... and to begin the healing.