Summary: In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.
Family, friendship, and love.
But her happiness is short lived. Ellyssa finds herself on the run, again. Her father's work didn't die with him, but lives on in her siblings, Aalexis and Xaver, and they are determined to complete his unfinished dream.
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Ellyssa and Woody have saved Rein, but at what cost? The cave of their family has been found by the Aryan society and they turned it into a mass grave. Trista survives with the help of Dyllon, who can't bring himself to pull the trigger and thus joins the Resistance. As they spend time together, they also fall in love with each other. Some of the others, around 50 people, get taken to a concetration camp, Doc being one of them.
Trista finds a safe heaven at Tim and Sarah's, the same people who already smuggled Woody and Ellyssa back to The Center in Perfection. When Trista finds them in the cave, she brings them back here, and they live there for a couple weeks together. Then word is leaked to them about the concentraton camp, and just as they get everything ready to move out, the police finds them. The five youngsters get away, but the house is blown up, surely with Tim and Sarah inside.
While Xaver and Aalexis, still believed to be dead by Ellyssa, lay a trap for her sister at the concentration camp, the group gets onto the plains of Texas before they are intercepted by another group of the Resistance. The Pit is one of the three largest camps of the Resistance, with technology, self-sustaning water and electricity, rigurous training of their members and a real arsenal. It was made of one of the three cities who believed to be wiped out with bomb strikes, but each of them just went into such an underground facility.
Dr. Loki, the leader of The Pit, used to work with Dr. Hirch. He was Ida's father, the subject who's file Ellyssa prompted to leave The Center. He is also connected to Leland, who he placed into The Center as an inside man. The Pit houses the group for several days, then equips them properly to attack the camp. Yet aside from two members, Loreley and Ann, they will not actively help because it could compromise their hideout. However, the group and everyone freed from the concentration camp is welcome to find a new home here with them if they make it back.
As the group attacks the camp, Ellyssa ran head first into the trap. But they are saved by back-up coming from The Pit wihtout their knowlegde -- seems Dr. Loki had changed his mind at the last minute. Most of the inmates as well as former camp commandant Baer are saved and brought back to The Pit. However, Rein was shot, and is now believed to be dead by Ellyssa and her family.
As the epilogue tells us, he was only wounded and then taken by Aalexis and Xaver as they fled back to their new Center.