The year is 2084 and the world has spiraled from economic collapse, limited nuclear war, and global anarchy into a United World under the protection of The Program. History has effectively been forgotten, religion eliminated, and the distinguishing line between reality and fantasy ceases to exist. The story follows Joe Peregrine, an officer with Death Patrol of the state media. When he witnesses a political assassination he begins to question The Program. As he seeks the truth behind the bread and circuses of Newsertainment, he finds his new awareness of reality increasingly at odds with the tyranny of immediate gratification. Is self-indulgent hedonism the ultimate goal of life or does the unquenchable longing of the human heart point to a higher, nobler end? Ultimately, Joe is suspected of sabotage, espionage, and conspiracy and is forced to make a choice that will forever change his life - and death. 2084 reveals a startling future where the pursuit of pleasure has subjugated the individual in the name of personal freedom.