MacKenzie Dillon serves as a as a protectorate soldier in the New Republic, a new order that was created from the ravaged mind of a leader who had long ago given up his sanity. Now the New Republic is protected by a wall that keeps out everything that exists in the Wastes and keeps everything within it subjected to the severest restrictions of freedom and mental conditioning.
But MacKenzie is having flashbacks from his youth. The conditioning he has undergone is failing and with it comes a new realization that he is not what he thought he was. Confused by the change in circumstances, he takes on a role that allows him to infiltrate the resistance.
There he uncovers the real reasons behind America’s decline and the formation of the New Republic. But there’s yet more. A secret Caste called the Omega who really controls everything, the truth about the destruction of half the country and a deadly plot that has been set in motion against neighboring nations.
MacKenzie’s quest for the truth and justice is just beginning. But is the way of the resistance any better than what the nation already has?
Handled since childhood, repressed and embittered, MacKenzie Dillon is the posterchild for America’s New Republic. As a Protectorate soldier, critical thought is neither required nor advisable, and for over a century he’s served the state, helping to silence dissent. Performing his duties without question or concern, he’s been the perfect pawn in every way…until now.
MacKenzie’s earliest memories have begun to surface, and it’s grown exceedingly difficult to deny the truth about his masters. Do the walls that surround him represent security or enslavement? Is it possible that he’s been supporting a malevolent force all along? With secret ties to The Resistance, Commander McCord has answers, but they’re sure to come at a cost. It’s a regime that takes no prisoners, and nothing could be more dangerous than exposing its ultimate motives. Vice Chancellor Pincer has eyes everywhere.
Should he accept the risk that a secret promotion involves, MacKenzie will be positioned to ascertain his true identity while aiding those that still dream of peace in a landscape of hatred. Does he have what it takes to represent humanity’s final defense?