The year is 3004. London covers the whole of England and is protected by an invisible shield, as is Paris. The shields are there as protection from terrorists and from criminals. Lawbreakers, are cast out of the cities and into the wilderness. The Isle of Wight hosts lifers ,A class criminals, murderers and the insane, who are left there to fend for themselves. Thieves and anarchists, wasters are sent to the wilderness around Paris and London, to live a feral life style.
London is run by a secret underground society, who created software named the “Think Tank Program”, which, over time, has orchestrated a communistic life style, due to the lack of resources, the rise of the Aids II virus and the decline of man. Love and sexual relationships are banned, its rumoured that women, have hideous bodies beneath their clothes. Only mentor partnerships are permitted, with one child and occasionally two lab reared children allocated to them.
At the age of sixteen, boys become taskers, they are taken into the wilderness and have to find their own way home. This story is about two taskers, Kayleb Heinz and Rowan Gellpen and their struggle to return to London. It is about their emotional journey as well as all the challenges they face. They did not question their lives before their task but as the weeks pass they realise that all is not what it seems!
In 3004, millions of Veenans came to Earth seeking sanctuary. Two years later, resources and food are at critical levels.
The Think Tank Program, used to run the nation, has been corrupted. Commander Conrad Heinz, faces assassination if he does not carry out its cruel orders. All fear being cast out into the wilderness beyond Londons invisible shield.
Kayleb Heinz has become disillusioned with Londons strict rules. Things must change, if we have any chance of surviving. Can Ana Bambi show him the way or will she lead him astray?
Rowan Gellpen, Kaylebs old school friend, has been charged with murdering two Veenans. He must do his best to survive on the Isle of Wight, an open prison - home to vicious lifers.
10 year old Jack Solar is a waster and lives in the Welsh wilderness. He spends a lot of his time dreaming about getting into London.
Tensions are rising between Londoners and Veenans. Can David, the Veenan leader, make up for all the misery he has brought?
Is this our future? What will become of us all?