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- ISBN: 1476716692
- ISBN: 9781476716695
295 pages (hardcover) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Threshold editions/Mercury Radio Arts hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York, New York : Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 
- Copyright: ©2012
|General Note:||"A thriller"--Jacket.
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-295).|
|Summary, etc.:||Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it’s simply known as “the Republic.” There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed. Until the day they come for her mother. Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family’s future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens confined to ubiquitous concrete living spaces? Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth? As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21 she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought. With the Authorities closing in, and nowhere to run, Emmeline embarks on an audacious plan to save her family and expose the Republic—but is she already too late?|
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