It is 2025, and the human race faces imminent extinction. Since 1994, not a single child has been born on earth. Now, a pervasive lethargy blankets the world. Anarchy reigns in the prisons; immigrants are enslaved; renegades terrorize the land. P.D. James, the "Queen of Crime," takes a new path in this futuristic thriller, bringing to it her customary flair for drama, craftsmanship, and intriguing characters.