Gifted MIT graduate Nick Thomas has invented an engine that can end human dependence on fossil fuels. His abduction by energy conglomerate Warren Enterprises leads to a series of revelations about power, religion, and the fate of the American soul.
Told through rotating perspectives, the novel follows characters on both sides of the conflict. Nick is tested by a sinister presence that seems to have an intimate knowledge of his hopes and fears. While investigating his disappearance, his girlfriend Veronica discovers dark secrets lurking beyond the comfortable façade of Westchester, New York—secrets that shake the core of her identity.