As he graduates from school, Dave Fletcher finds himself selected for the Service, the elite rulers of humankind. He endures the four grueling years of training on Everest, and then commits himself to the total obedience demanded by the Service. He now walks among his fellow citizens as a god, and yet there is a price to be paid. Sometimes you are asked to do the unthinkable. And sometimes it costs you a piece of your soul. This is a story about consequences, compromise and standing up for what’s right when it will cost you everything.