What if you were taken from your home in California and deported to a strange new culture in the heart of Virginia?
Reed lives in a changed world. The government has taken absolute control of American teenagers and shipped them all over the country, placing them into compounds. Ripped from his home, Reed finds himself dropped into “The Hill.” It’s nothing like he ever would have dreamed—a teen-only world of dorms, parties, easy jobs, and fun. But behind the bright mask lurks a terrible power. Fear, darkness, and corruption haunt an entire city, seeping from a shadowy government agency that rules with a fist of iron. No one can escape it; no one will stand up to it—almost.
By the slimmest chance and the strangest coincidence, Reed discovers another side to the Hill. Under the dazzling surface and the threatening power, a small but daring group plays a deadly game of chess with the authorities. But why? Reed searches for the answer and only discovers more mystery. Spies, secret networks, whispered rumors, and a single, strange figure that seems to be at the center of it all. The government hates him; the Hill adores him; and no one seems to know the truth about him. What’s more, he might hold the key to Reed’s lifelong search—his quest for meaning. Who is this person really? Can he answer all the clamoring questions of Reed’s heart? Will any of them survive the brewing storm that already rumbles on the horizon? Only time will tell in the turbulent Days of Elijah.