Philippa is the girl every parent dreamed of while Nolan is the boy every parent feared getting. They are privileged siblings with nothing in common but a general dislike for one another. Lincoln is the man in love with his best friend. Eventually Nolan leaves home, and Philippa, with an inheritance and a desire to be anywhere else. War breaks out and the world is engulfed in chaos as Lincoln, Philippa, and Nolan are put to the test in their own ways: work, relationships, fighting, and the need to be have control.