After a radiation blast burned most of the earth to a crisp, the new government established settlement camps for the survivors. At one such camp, the sixteen-year-old "LTs" are eager to graduate as part of the Rite " until they learn the dark truth: "LT" doesn't stand for lieutenant but for Less Thans, feared by society and raised to be hunted for sport. They escape and join forces with the Sisters, twin girls who have suffered their own haunting fate. With sadistic hunters hot on their trail, they together seek the fabled New Territory. Secrets are revealed, allegiances are made, and lives are at stake as unlikely Book and fearless Hope lead their quest for freedom.