"...And those individuals deemed prone to dissent and/or impurity shall be detained and/or purged from the Union in the best interest of its citizens."
In the aftermath of the Crisis, Corzibar initiated the Human Atmospheric Adaptation Program in an attempt to better prepare mankind for the newly toxic air. Requirements for marriage and child-bearing became more stringent, and the Test was created to monitor the program's progress. Now, nearly a century later, the first indications of that progress are beginning to appear.
Wren Miller is the only person she knows who can breathe Corzibar's toxic air without a mask. She and her family have faithfully kept her secret from the HMUC, the rest of Sector 7, and even from her long-time boyfriend Foster. But when she turns 21 and is called forth for the Test, that secret is at risk of being discovered--and the consequences could have a much greater reach than even she herself could imagine. Overnight, Wren finds herself trapped in the void between two warring continents, her loyalties split between her family, Foster, and the foreign naval Captain who, together with his crew, risks it all to do the right thing.