The world has changed. Nearly a hundred years ago, a virus, and the subsequent vaccine meant to treat it, wiped out much of the world's population, leaving most of the women sterile. Those still able to reproduce now give birth to children with malformations and diseases. All babies are given a bar code by the government, boys are stamped with a job classification, and girls with a classification based on their suitability to procreate. One government regulates the people of the world, one man, President Marat Firas, runs the lives of every person on the planet. Rebellion is brewing among the people and the rebels, led by Katherine Wade and her father, may have found the one man that can free the world from the effects of the virus. The question is: Will he fight with them or against them?