After years of poverty and oppression Kate Lawson makes a bold move that takes her from the slums to government headquarters. Securing a position as Social Media Consultant, she has protection from the increasingly violent weather while maintaining the freedom to travel all that remains of nature: the inhospitable, not-quite-tamable sections known as wasteland.
Against all odds, Kate discovers the last living tree. Sheltered by the land, it has survived where nothing else has. Kate falls in love with the tree that her supporters dub Malcolm, while Ryan, a tech genius harboring his own guilt about the fall of nature only has eyes for Kate. His instinct is to keep Malcolm under wraps, but Kate has another idea: make a stand, and take the power back.
Using her way with words and Ryan's grasp of technology, Kate's campaign builds momentum. But when Kate's imprisoned, everything rests on Ryan's shoulders. Can he break her out of headquarters, an imposing windowless structure where government employees must rely on GPS to find their way? And an even more pressing question looms: will Malcolm still be standing?