Obedience is a virtue. And the truth must be whispered.
A few among the subservient population strive for something more. Son of a powerful Equal senator and brutalized for his beliefs, 22-year-old Hurley Vance desires to be his own person. After saving a woman from a Watcher’s violent cruelty, Hurley becomes a symbol. Evangeline Street, an opposition leader who rejects State enslavement, asks that he join a rebellious countermovement based in Building 86.
Now, Hurley must choose between a safe life of government protection or one of danger and revolution.