Noah and Violet Oberllyn worked for the government in different areas for years and always dreamed of having a retreat center when they retired. Just as it seemed those dreams were going to happen, an odd series of events forced their over achieving adult children to have to return home to the retreat center to live - all four of them with spouses in tow, each driven from their homes by different aspects of a government that appeared set on destroying the planet. Led by their eldest son Kai, they uncover a secret committee of people called the Brotherhood whose main goal appears to be to take the earth's population down from 7 billion to 500 million within the next 10 years. Having released an airborne anti-fertility virus that rapidly spread across the planet, the Committee succeeded in forcing a zero fertility rate. In the meantime, the economy of the US tanked, and the government sells all citizens who have debt into slavery within a system so harsh that civil disorder breaks out. The family must race against the rapidly dwindling population problem and the government that appears to have been taken over by the committee in order to save what is left of the country and retain the freedom they grew up in.