Our planet is dying, literally falling apart, and the fatalistic population distracts itself from the horror by burying themselves in virtual-reality programs. But something new has emerged—a religion that promises an escape to heaven itself. But to get there, you have to die. Thousands of people at a time are promised heaven by the new prophets and delivered there with the complicity of the authorities. Darkly compelling, this is an apocalyptic tale of political intrigue, betrayal, and greed.