A not too distant future. The world is ravaged by fires, floods and destructive thunderstorms. Humanity has huddled together in sprawling megacities, with ghettos that are overrun with
climate refugees. The rich and powerful are safely tucked away in their towers and repurposed oil rigs. Corporations have replaced governments in all but name and can get away with anything – murder being the least of it.
Officially, the pharmaceutical mega-conglomerate VyroGen researches cancer and cancer treatments. Unofficially, they conduct experiments on the poor and undesired to unlock the full human potential, to unlock immortality.
After doing a Very Bad Thing – murdering her little sister’s well-connected bully – Kallie Dearborne finds herself being held captive by the charismatic Leon – The leader of a ragtag group of runaway medical test subjects calling themselves the Warren. They have been locked in a war of attrition with VyroGen for years, and believe Kallie to be the latest test subject to escape their clutches. And Leon wants to use her to destroy VyroGen from within, in a bid to get their memories, bodies and lives back.
Kallie, naturally, thinks they are quite mistaken. She is a loser who can help no one with absolutely nothing, and is definitely not important enough to have been experimented on. She isn’t entirely wrong. As it turns out, she’s somewhat of an accident.
Story of her life.
Still, Leon sends her on a mission to retrieve some important files. The mission goes sideways in a rather spectacular manner and Kallie is captured yet again. Her new captors are far more terrifying, and strangely familiar, than the Warren ever was. But the more time she spends with them, the more she realizes Leon may not have been entirely honest about his motives, the Warren or even VyroGen.
When the dust settles, whose side will Kallie be on?