The year is 2042, and a long-predicted tipping point has arrived.
For the first time in human history, the economic pyramid has flipped: The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson -- a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career -- is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy. Plagued by nightmares about her absent father, Julia finds herself drawn to the quiet strength of a man she meets at a friend's church. Julia will face choices that pit professional success against personal survival in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world.