Survivors of Pan21 - who didn't report to one of the camps - are being hunted by a ruthless group of Texas Rangers throughout the Republic. Destin, a young survivor who is one of the terrorists at large, has learned to cope and survive on his own, traveling the Republic on freight trains and in the back of semi-trucks, moving from place to place to stay ahead of the law, developing back up plans, contingencies, always contingencies.
But Destin longs for more. He's searching for community and a place to belong. He's tired of being alone. The only problem is the paranoia. It won't let him trust anyone or hang around long in any one area. But then he meets Bird, a quirky girl who offers him more. She allures him with answers to his questions and a way out of the constant running.
Everything goes haywire when the two become hunted by one of the Rangers, Phillip Insco. It's a race to get to the barrio and avoid the Ranger. There is one question Destin has to answer: is Bird who she says she is and are the barrio and the resistance, Texas Underground, real?
Continuing where Agents of the Undertow left off, Jack McDaniel picks up the pace in his action-packed near-future series, Pan21. New characters—some friends, some foes—mean new challenges and new threats, but the hope of a better life urges the story toward its climax. I'm ready for book three, Agents of Change, now!