The future will bring technological revolutions and political upheaval, but some things are timeless. Money talks, trust is precious, and no plan survives contact with the enemy.
The Friday before Restoration Week begins, Naomi Kwan's biggest fear is losing her job. By the end of the holiday, she is running for her life. Terrorists blow up her home, her best friend gets arrested for killing a mugger, and total strangers try to murder them both in jail. They escape custody before the corrupt officials behind the attacks finish the job, but as conspiracies unravel on all sides, their luck is sure to run out.
Carl Jenson and his brother Parker are government contractors hired to gather evidence against Naomi. When all hell breaks loose, the mission turns personal. They know Naomi is innocent, and they've made a career out of liberating people trapped by escalating violence. The hardest part of this job will be convincing Naomi they are on her side.
A daring escape and a desperate rescue are only the beginning. Mysteries from Naomi's past will collide with Carl and Parker's many secrets, and unraveling the plots that tie them all together leads to explosive consequences.
It's a simple plan: first get away, then fight back.