Fifteen-year-old Raissa Santos has submitted to the Code her whole life, living under the watchful gaze of cameras within the city of Gideon. When the handsome and mysterious Arkin Pettigrew appears at school, Raissa’s world is turned upside down. Suddenly, her older sister, Petra, is arrested for possession of enemy propaganda, and Arkin reveals his true identity. As Petra faces execution, only the enemies, believers in an illegal book, offer Raissa hope for her sister’s rescue. Will she remain a loyal citizen? Or, to save Petra’s life, will Raissa become an enemy of Gideon?
The Road to Mercy
After nine years in prison, Karen Denwood returns to her hometown of Mercy, North Carolina, hoping the townspeople will allow the "murderer" of Frank Aldridge to reenter the town limits unscathed. To Karen's dismay, the residents shun her one by one. She loses hope for a fresh start in her hometown ... until she finds forgiveness in the most unlikely person.
When Joseph Aldridge returns to Mercy to reopen his grandfather's old store as a veterinary clinic, he never expects to come face-to-face with Karen Denwood, the woman responsible for his grandfather's death. Just when Joe thinks he can't let go of the past, God plants a seed of forgiveness in his heart for Karen.
Will forgiveness blossom into something more or will their tragic history continue to tear them apart?