Under Lock and Key: The Zone is the riveting sequel to Under Lock and Key: The Experiment, which begins as the United States teeters on the brink of economic collapse, and the harshness of reality rushes in at a hostile pace. Marchessa and her father have been severed from the program that woke Marchessa from her comatose state of being. A choice they were forced to make to keep them from imprisoning Spencer for a crime he didn’t commit. Marchessa’s world is not the same anymore as they struggle to survive.
In the meantime, the grip of government experimentation grows stronger as military personnel are incorporated into experimental training that has dire results for some, while Doctor Rhymer heads to Alaska to extract a soldier in need of recalibration from The Zone, a military prison that houses enhanced special ops soldiers who have gone insane, where they’re kept hidden from concern and public scrutiny, safe and secure, Under Lock and Key.