In the year 2000 a ruthless politician is amassing a terrifying, fanatical power base. Suicide cults and paranoid militias are on the rise. Mobs of hooded men drive women from the streets. Something evil is threatening the world. Of the six founder members of the Decline and Fall Club, five remain. The sixth, Sophy, disappeared three years before, her dazzling beauty undiminished - and her early life still as mysterious as her apparent end.
Her friends come to see that unlocking the secret to Sophy's disappearance will be the key to the survival of humanity.