At 147 years old, Acharon and Sovelet have lived a long and mostly idyllic life. The slow journey into humanity’s’ extinction is accelerated by a friend’s suicide and Sovelet’s diagnosed lung disease.There’s nothing Acharon can do for their friend. But, can he save Sovelet? To do so, he’ll have to get her to the city’s automated medical facility before her lungs fail.
An aged infrastructure, decaying buildings, and overgrown streets complicate their journey through the city. The difficulties are compounded when they draw the attention of a pack of wild dogs. Things look their bleakest when Acharon discovers the bio-cartridges Sovelet needs to print her new lungs are missing. A sinister message reveals the name of a long-dead thief determined to have his revenge.
Now, Acharon must brave the enclave at Huntington Park where the last humans on the west coast lived. The enclave is a place of painful memories and natural dangers that must be vanquished. If he fails to find the cartridges, or even survive the journey, they both may die. Alone.