In the year 2030, the United States of America bears little resemblance to the nation envisioned by its Founding Fathers. The federal government has been virtually privatized away, Christianity declared the official state religion and the Constitutional right to bear arms rescinded. While attempting to isolate the reasons for America’s drift to the far right on the political spectrum, University of Michigan graduate student Joshua Freeman stumbles upon the existence of an ominous presence. Determined to expose those he believes are ruling the nation from the shadows, Freeman embarks on a dangerous journey. Will he survive long enough to warn the American people their democracy has been stolen from them? And if even if he does, will anyone believe him?