Nick is all alone, a situation he has no one to blame for but himself. Six years ago his father had left him and his sister, vowing to return to them…and he never had. But Bill had; remote and sullen at losing his best friend, Bill made little effort to raise his best friend's son, isolating himself with his new job: Being a soldier. Unhappy and left to his own devices Nick found himself in trouble at 16 and the lifetime exemption from the draft for his father’s sacrifice was all too quickly shattered in a world where jail time equated to serving time on the front lines in a prison company. However, larger things are at play; things set in motion that will shake the foundation of the world for a second time in less than a decade and it all begins with Nick.