Since the financial Armageddon, it’s been guns, gold and lots of slaves.
It is 2106. Seventy years have passed since our world collapsed in complete banking disaster. A new élite rules, more in tune with the times. Overpopulation, mass extinctions and CO2 emissions are problems no longer. For most people, staying alive is the problem.
Donald Aldingford survives as a London barrister who asks no questions, until he gets shot down and jailed for violating private airspace. Through this misfortune, he learns that his brother Lawrence has been condemned to eight years of slave labour for crimes he did not commit. On returning to London, Donald sets off down the dangerous path of tracing those who have disappeared.
In this way, he meets Sarah-Kelly Newman, a young revolutionary from the slums. She is searching for Lawrence because they were engaged to be married. Her radical ideas impress Donald more and more as he witnesses the violence of the protectors of wealth.
The rebellion, when it finally comes, creates tremendous opportunities for power. It also reveals secrets that will destroy whatever remains of Donald’s faith in humanity.