The coasts are abandoned, temperatures and sea levels continue to rise, heat and crop failures have killed millions. America is a coalition of regions connected by the Internet. Its shrunken cities are adapting and surviving. Energy and food are produced locally.
But some things never change. Like murder and conspiracies . . . and love triangles.
A mayor in the Mid-West region is killed in broad daylight by a robot. A year later there have been no arrests, so the mayor’s son, Daniel McFaul, begins his own investigation. He and his girlfriend, Sally Bergen, soon become targets of a conspiracy of humans and robots financed by an eccentric billionaire.
Daniel and a mysterious friend borrow a ploy from Shakespeare to set a trap for the killers, complicated by a beautiful woman with ties to the conspiracy who tests his love for Sally.
This is not 1984 – evil has not won. But it is America after the Transition to a newer world. After the reckoning in wealth and lives lost. After the reality check with science and nature.