Allison Tandy's life has fallen apart. She's dropped out of college, her art career is going nowhere, and she's just discovered a secret that could kill her father's political career. In an act of desperation, Allison signs her life over to an underground organization known only as the Society. There she meets Lucas Darcy, a young man from the wrong side of the tracks. Once inside the facility, both Lucas and Allison are given a series of drugs that enable them to activate a supernatural power. Lucas soon develops the ability to control and manipulate fire, but Allison’s ability lies dormant, which puts her usefulness to the Society—and therefore her life—in jeopardy.
The Society is anything but benevolent, and the assignments they require Lucas and Allison to complete are anything but heroic. As Lucas and Allison struggle to make sense of their new life and their new powers—or lack thereof—they find themselves caught in a tangled web of treachery and deceit. Futility is a suspenseful thriller that will question the meaning of personal identity at its most basic level, where nothing is as it seems.