Lily Miyashiro lives much as any twenty-nine-year-old in 2050's America. Her job is busy, resettling climate refugees from the coastal cities. Then she gets a call. She has family she never knew about. And they want something from her she doesn't want to give.
Lily is one of the young, reliant on artificial intelligence and facing an uncertain future.
David Moreland was a bigwig during the world's golden age. He is old and almost forgotten...until he is drawn into the realm of the Climate Court. Now a whole generation seeks to condemn him.
When Lily meets David, she is forced to confront events from her past that she would prefer to forget. Feeling trapped, she hires a young lawyer. Is it to defend David, or to deny the past?
In a world that seems comfortably like the present, hints of sinister differences begin to emerge, and the stakes are raised beyond David's fate.