Just after the second millennium began, a nuclear firestorm changed the face of the Earth forever. Roaming the devastated landscape of the new America, no known as Deathlands, is a small group of men and women who are trying desperately to escape this brutal and lawless world where violence is a means to survival -- and power.
In the harsh territory near the Western badlands, Ryan Cawdor and his warrior survivalists embark on a search for the wreck of a crashed space station. But in the ruins of Las Vegas, Ryan becomes the hostage in a bitter conflict between warring barons, and realizes that even his best effort is a huge gamble, with his son's life at stake...
More than two hundred years after a nuclear holocaust all but vaporized America, a new order evolved from the Deathlands to inflict its rule on the fortified cities beyond whose walls are the newly christened Outlands.
Deep in Cerberus redoubt, Kane, a renegade magistrate from the united baronies, experiences a shocking mind probe. It imprints him to the other side of the world, with the archivist Brigid and brother-in-arms Grant.
In the heart of Tibet, Kane and his Outlander companions pursue a legend, only to discover they are not alone in their search for the Chintamani Stone. The ancient relic has the power to conduct the final assault on the Earth's destiny... or to destroy the destroyers.