The world is drowning…
Fifteen-year-old Red Evans is a water baby, born after The Floods submerged all but a chain of tiny islands. Her bleak life in the government-run Estates becomes even worse when her father is killed in an explosion at his research lab.
Convinced her father was murdered and desperate for answers…
Red, her half-brother Dett, and their friends Hayden Blazen and Farla Holstein search for her father’s Doc Box of personal effects, which is mysteriously missing from its secure storage location.
As the water rises, two powerful leaders with opposing views on how to save the population battle for control.
The only thing they agree on is their opposition of the rebel Outsiders. Does salvation lie on a newly-discovered planet—or somewhere much closer to home?
Surrounded by secrets and betrayal, Red must uncover the truth.
Fighting for survival on a doomed island, Red must learn what her father knew that could have gotten him killed. With the smart, courageous Hayden by her side, Red, Dett, and Farla become swept up in rumors, riots, and civil unrest.
As their world slips away, unsure who they can trust, they discover a stunning political plot that could save the last remaining people on earth.
Or destroy them all…