How do you fight an enemy when they’re inside your mind?
A gargantuan glass-walled tower looms over a deadly wilderness. They say it’s all that’s left.
The Tower’s survival is humanity’s survival, and each must serve it faithfully…
Twenty-year-old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks. Her life is defined bythe number on her wristband – a rating out of ten awarded based on herusefulness and loyalty to the Tower, and monitored by a device in herskull. A device that reports forbidden thoughts.
Liana is currently a four, the lowest possible acceptable score, and despiteher parents’ perfect scores of ten, she struggles to increase it.Rebellious ideas come all too easily, and resentfulness seems part ofher being. She is an overseer-in-training, but her future will be darkif she cannot raise her worth…
Threes require drug treatment.
Twos are isolated.
When Liana’s worst nightmare comes to pass and she drops to a three,desperation spurs her down a path few dare to tread. A chance encounterwith a cocky young man whose shockingly dissident attitude toward theTower couldn’t possibly have earned him the perfect “ten” on his wrist,sets her on a trail to save herself – even at the risk of droppinglower.
Stalking the young man seemed like a simpleenough task, but after events take an unexpected twist, Liana findsherself taking a treacherous dive into the darkest depths of theTower… and the decades’ old secrets buried within.
In a society where free thinking can make you a criminal, one girl dares to try…