The year is 2029, and World War III, which lasted all of 61 minutes, is history. Nuclear combat destroyed all life on the surface of Earth, relegating mankind to a life underground. Farrow Lind is tired of living like an insect. He longs to join the select surface forces, the only group which ever sees daylight. But when his squad veers off course, he finds himself entangled in the biggest conspiracy in the history of the human race.