“A mysterious, troubled woman shows up at my door. She turns out to be so much more than what I expected. I find a strange kid full of tech I can’t possibly begin to understand. And my best friend finds what he’s been missing all these years. All in a little over a week.” Meet Colton Reed. A man with a past and false identity. A smuggler and a pilot, just trying find his way in the world. And then the job of a lifetime lands in his lap. When Samantha Loral appears at his door with the simple task of retrieving an aged scientist’s research, Colton finds himself opening old wounds as he tries to save the world. He also finds a small ray of hope. In a land stripped bare by the rise of industry, Colton ventures into an underground compound that not only holds tools of war, but a vast and thriving forest. Within that forest he finds a child who reminds him where he came from and shows him that there are some things in the world worth dying for.