The story of Jacob Alders, a young man living in the city of New Detroit, on the Great Shelf of the planet New Pennsylvania. Jacob shares a small apartment with his invalid mother, who is suffering from a disease known as The Wasting, which has turned her into a shell of her former self.
Jacob was raised to hate TRACE for what they’ve taken from the residents of New Detroit. But when he’s introduced to the net show of a former Transport director, he starts to question the official story. What starts as simple curiosity turns him into an unwilling pawn between powerful forces and changes his life in ways he could never imagine.