Deuce has been raised in an underground enclave which is a highly controlled society. People have assigned roles. Deuce is a hunter whose job is to protect the enclave and bring in meat. She is partnered with Fade who wasn't born in the enclave. They are not popular and are exiled on trumped up charges. They need to go Topside. Fade was born there but it is all new to Deuce. They meet other dangers as they look for a safe place to live.