There's sabotage lurking in the waters of Eagle's Talon, an elite floating community designed by gifted architect Vance Nolan. There's also something else in the water--a mysterious presence friendly to some and hostile to others. And when disaster strikes, not even the saboteur expects to be the first in a series of crushing blows.
Stranded by a flood and surrounded by unnatural darkness, a limping band of residents, builders and investors set their sights on escape. Single mom Danielle Clement will do whatever it takes to save her young son Simeon, but she doesn't know who to follow: her charismatic lover and aspiring politician Tony Dean, who dotes on her and her boy, or the selfless Vance, who promises protection for everyone who stays with him--based on a vision and faith she doesn't share.