The passage of SB590190 amended the Constitution, and the United States descended into the bowels of chaos through the pursuit of perfect equality. The President became a Dictator and "the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." Or at least that's what Abigail Johnson's mother told her. Welcome to the new America: States have been merged into seven separate Regions, All Media is a branch of the Government, personal property is seized, the Constitution dismantled, and all Citizens tagged and monitored. Anyone believed to be conspiring against The State will be put to death as a traitor. Abigail Johnson remembers when these Executive Orders were issued and her life upturned. Working as a Junior Editor at a State Magazine in Denver, she is haunted by the recent death of her mother and memories of attending rebel meetings in her youth. While trying to stay a step ahead of her past, everything will explode. Two former acquaintances reemerge; involving her in what will become the Nation's most critical battle for rights and freedoms to date. Framed as a Terrorist for the bombing of a building, Abigail is faced with two important decisions: to run or to join the fight against Absolute Despotism.