In a deadly and not too distant future Sgt Cameron has the best job he can imagine: chief disciplinarian at a women's prison. And he is very good at his work. His Inmate Regulation Center resounds daily with the crack of the paddle, the whisp of the cane, and the wails of unruly inmates as he sternly punishes bare bottoms. Cameron paid heavily for his ideal employment, and he has the heroic credentials and the scars to prove it, but time is running out. The virus plague that fragmented the U.S. to small nation states rages still, as do the wars that started soon after, and decorated veteran though he is Cameron must rejoin the fight. But although enemies surround his tiny republic, Cameron's toughest foe comes from within.