In early 2028 a riot breaks out in lower Manhattan. Triggered by a climate demonstration, it's effects ripple across the country and within days America dissolves into anarchy. Our story tracks six individuals who must find their way to the relative safety of the nearest wilderness and escape the ensuing barbarism and disease. What ignited the contagion of hate and caused all hell to break loose? Who can be trusted? What horrors await them in the forests? How far must they go to find sanctuary? As our six evade death and accept that moral injury is the price of survival, a terrifying mystery is unveiled about the meaning and origins of human existence.