On most days life 1,500 feet below sea level is peaceful and even predictable, but this isn't one of those days. * * * Will Scott has never seen daylight. He was born eighteen years ago aboard Vanguard, an undersea base where the remaining members of humanity took refuge after destroying the environment. During a botched mission to catch food, the cocky teen discovers that contrary to what he's been told, there may be survivors of the catastrophic climate change on the mainland. More importantly, there may actually be a place on the surface that's still habitable. Going against the Amended Maritime Code, Will makes it his purpose to find the survivors. To do so, not only does he need to learn to trust others (not his strong-suit), but also avoid the nasty results of a depleted ozone layer (easier said than done). Driven by the desire to finally breathe fresh air and feel the sun on his face, he'll risk not only disobeying his superiors, but also his life to lead the remaining members of society toward a new civilization. This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Vanguard © R.S. Kovach All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced without the author's written permission.