John Jenkins is dead. Kata Alethian has been captured. Aiden DeRosier is on the run. Sergey Romanov has gone underground. Collis Lafferty, Commissioner of the Civility Commission (CivCom) is meticulously executing his plan to silence the last remaining civil dissidents, the hacktivist group X.

There is only one end for those who offend.

Kata is sent to the pristine campus of Prescott Academy, a residential treatment facility specializing in behavior modification. Segregated from the outside and shut in with a whole new world—one conformed to Lafferty’s vision of a civil society—Kata must come to terms with an increasingly restrictive existence. X must maintain the fight to preserve freedom of opinion without two of its most integral members.

Spring 2017