“You don’t have to do this,” her mother whispered in a voice filled with pain. “I wish I didn’t have to ask you. I wish there was some other way…” In the near future, at the pinnacle of wealth and power, sixteen year old Sarah Dabar is heir to a fortune. Gifted with intelligence but crippled with shyness, she fears she’ll never live up to her parents’ brilliance. Her childhood friend Abe shares no such concerns. Headstrong and self-assured, he takes what he wants when he wants it. A world away, deep in the heart of the Dead Zone, fourteen year old Hajar prepares for marriage. Alone and unprotected, she faces a life of servitude – until a chance encounter rewrites her future. When their paths collide, Sarah, Abe and Hajar learn that nothing is as it seems. Caught up in a struggle beyond their control, Sarah’s parents burden them with a terrible duty. As the path ahead grows darker, knowing who to trust becomes more and more difficult. With time running out, a brutal reality is laid bare: triumph and sacrifice walk hand-in-hand.