Sia Garrett is a rookie at BOSAM (Bureau of Safety and Monitoring), where she tracks the emotional state of the citizens of New Damai as part of The Experiment. Emotions are monitored and any potential outburst of violence is dealt with quick and thorough. The experiment has all but eliminated all forms of violence.
However, growing unrest among those who live in the ghettos outside New Damai because they could not or would not comply with The Experiment has Sia wondering just what made so many unable to follow along.
Soon mysterious hacks into the BOSAM system and an incident involving her husband have her left with a choice. Will she remain with those seeking order out of chaos, or will she risk learning the truth behind what The Experiment is really for?