Briar has never been safe. Of course, no one really is, but with her it is different. In the suffering remains of America, Briar grew up with little food and money, which was divided up between the members of her large family. She was born into a poor family, which everyone really was. Except for her father. The administrator. He had power over the largest county in old America. His position put her in a terrible place of danger. She is known as the administrator's rich, spoiled daughter, instead of the small girl who grew up in a poor home. Everyone wants to get out of this county, go somewhere new, and with her, they might just be able to do so. James has lived with the Street Raiders since he was seven, when Willy took him in after his mother had died and his father had left him. The Raiders did save the poor orphan boy's life, by feeding him and giving shelter, but James is ready to break out and start his own group. He notices all the flaws in every plan the street raiders come up with, but isn't allowed to say so. He is supposed to follow suit; be a minion to the leader, fight only the fights he is told to do so. His mind is to strong for these simple tasks. He is to smart and good at fighting for these little things he is told to do. He wants to think on his own. And he is just about to do so. But first, he needs to find away out, because as the street raiders best fighter and smartest man, they aren't going to let him go easy. Oh no. The raiders don't do easy.