Fifteen-year-old Linc Marani is from the wrong side of twenty-second-century L.A.'s tracks. Everyone he knows is addicted to dope, booze and the violence that masquerades as bravado in life on the streets. When a chance at some cold hard cash is offered to him by a slick associate in a fancy Cadillac, Linc jumps at the bait -- only to find himself sentenced to a juvenile labor camp when the heist goes sour.Labor camp: to Linc it means an aching, dawn-to-dusk grind -- Marine bootcamp-style discipline with no hope of escape or parole. He is about to give up and head out for a precisely regimented and miserable future when a mysterious psychologist offers him the chance of a lifetime. Can Linc overcome one of the worst neighborhoods on Earth by proving his worth on a mission beyond the stars?