Don't call them heroes, but these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He's got a voice inside him that'll say whatever you want to hear, whether it's true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn't -- like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly best friends these days. Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the group's...
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A young woman who has endured unspeakable cruelties is magically granted a safe haven apart from the real world and allowed to raise her two daughters in this alternate reality, until the barrier between her world and the real one begins to break down.
As they celebrate the opening of their underground nightclub, the Zeroes, six teenagers with unique abilities, learn about the sinister power of Swarm, who uses a crowd's rage to kill--and who loves killing Zeroes.
Accused of murdering Swarm, Bellwether is in a high-security prison; Flicker, Crash, Mob, and Scam are on the run as suspected domestic terrorists. Meanwhile an army of Zeroes is gathering in New Orleans, around Piper-- a new Zero with powers unknown. But the group faces internal threats, too. Can they learn to trust one another, before an apolocalyptic event occurs?
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