That?s all you?re allowed to own in a future where the world is run by Bureaus and the United Conglomerate of States. There?s a Bureau to control everything from food rations, electricity, and what you read. It?s a restrictive life for a Citizen.
Morton works as an Agent for the Bureau of Lights and Flames and one day his daughter, Eliana, brings home a second book. Fearful, Morton decides to bring back the book to its rightful owner, setting in motion a chain of activity that tests Morton's loyalty to his daughter and the Bureau he works for.