The year is 2080. C. John Coombes opens his novel by painting a vivid picture of society and life in the not too distant future. The portrayal serves as a backdrop for a gripping story of suspense. The United States and Europe have fallen to the wayside. China assumes its place as the financial powerhouse of the world.
New York has been nick-named New China, after both the corporegion NEW CHINA and its colossal Manhattan headquarters complex, a mega-structure that dwarfs anything previously built by man.
The world is a place of peace and self-gratification, a place where most people do not work, but pursue hobbies and interests. Immortality is virtually guaranteed. The population has exploded. Real estate, especially in the congested areas, is virtually impossible to purchase or acquire even by the wealthiest of corporegions.
The conscience of the populous is increasingly alarmed by the new era of large scale construction, and its role in the accelerated devastation of natural habitat. Inevitably, the ruthless tactics of corporegions that continue to destroy the natural world collide with those citizens that are committed to its salvation.
In an unprecedented move, unexpectedly bold and violent, the conflict is settled once and for all—leaving a lesson learned not only for New Yorkers, but for all peoples of the world.