Born into Capernica’s lowest social tier, Jack gambles on the one chance available to advance—testing into Military caste. But if she fails and Will succeeds, she won’t see him again for twenty years. Meanwhile, Jack is asked to help investigate a string of disappearances. The evidence leads her back forty-seven years to a series of high-profile cover-ups linked to the Provocation, that not-so-distant period of terror and revolution. Blowing the whistle could place her in danger, but holding her silence means history will likely repeat. And Capernica could never survive a second Provocation.