In the twenty-fifth century, what used to be called the Midwestern section of the United States of America, all the way from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, has become desert. The remains of Midwest City, Oklahoma, now known as Haze Territory, is a barren red clay desert populated by only a few family councils. Fourteen-year-old Kyle Haze must help his family defend the area, just as his ancestors did over many previous generations.
Means of monetary exchange, transportation, community, and industry are long gone since the only active government is that of local communities. Fighting among area clans is common when survival is at stake and resources are scarce. Those remaining in the harsh environment must migrate, mutate, adapt, or die. After the Chastain clan attacks his father, Kyle and his kin are driven from the only home they've ever known. They set out to renew their lives up north, a land foreign to them, while attempting to keep their family intact.
Kyle must constantly lead them in and out of life-threatening circumstances, bringing out the best and worst of humanity in order to survive another day in their primitive world and avenge the damage done to his family by other clans.