An event happens on January 22 that changes the course of history forever. The two towns are destroyed, and there is one survivor, Pollock Drake, a 15 year old. He is taken into custody as a suspected terrorist. Another attack occurs during the interrogation. Drake escapes and fights to survive against a country that is after him while trying to kill what destroyed his home. Told in the curious narrative style of the epistolary form. It takes information from different newspapers around the country, journal articles, "confidential presidential transcripts," and many more to tell a story about one man and how he affects the country around him. Everything that is in this book is important to the plot of the book. That includes the date which is oddly made??? 3 for the year.