Randy Tagget and Keisha Miller have escaped the Augusta and the increasingly unbalanced and dictatorial Governor Fuentes, but where to go? Their options are limited and bleak. Find another lifeboat to dock with, or die. And what of their former home? Can Tagget and Miller find the help they'll need to wrest the Augusta from Governor Fuentes' control? The future of their fellow survivors hangs in the balance, and the clock is ticking.