• Paperback
  • 9781646300624
  • Published: June 02, 2026


The nightmare begins when you wake.

It’s 2030 and Howard has pushed papers for the Department of Homeland Security for way too long. Same continual buzz of delivery drones outside his window, same bleak cityscape, same routine day after day. He hasn’t slept through the night in years, waking up at 3:33am every night, staring endlessly at the ceiling of his tiny studio apartment. Alone.

But when he discovers that the forms he’s been rubberstamping for over ten years are actually death warrants and a woman he secretly loves has been selected for execution, he suddenly becomes a target and the two must go on the run through an America we barely recognize.

Jolted out of his decades-long sleepwalk in a country that has long drifted off, Howard and Rebekah will enlist the help of a most unusual ally across the border and race to uncover the truth before it swallows them whole.

"Dystopian tale...characters keep you engaged." - Advanced Reviewer

Fans of Office Space and 1984 will love this book. 



Tory Quinn

Working for a government think tank specializing in future technologies by day, Tory Quinn enjoys spending the evenings in front of the fire, sipping wine (a good but cheap Merlot from a box), while spinning yarns about technology gone astray and the lessons we can learn from the people faced with those situations. How does a scientist like Tory become a prolific writer? As Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Many of the same skills required to dream up tomorrow’s great technologies apply to building fictional worlds, then setting extraordinary characters free within them.