Warren Carpenter is alone. Father, gone. Mother, gone. The only refuge he finds is within the confines of The Achilles. An elite group of soldiers, sworn to protect the last city. The only enemy are The Standalones. The people the city cast out, deformed and damaged from the chemical meltdowns that crippled the country. The walls that protect the city, they seem weaker by the day. The lone entrance, a hulking metal hatch, only allows the most important out and the most dangerous in shackles inside. The captured Standalones snarl through their vile teeth at their captors, to no avail. They are kept prisoners of the country that failed them. Carpenter is filled with the morals of his father. A former soldier who instilled the idea in his son to never let his country down. As the days in the last city pass, the idea becomes one of diminishing existence. Is this place even wor ...