Connor the protagonist finds his unwind papers his parents tried to hide from him he also found plan tickets for mexico for the day that he gets taken away, but connor is smart and runs away from home
after conner runs away the cops are after him and he causes a car and bus crash on the high way,the kid in the car is lev and is going to be unwound but connor kidnaps him and a girl from the bus follows because she is going to be unwound to her name was Risa
when connor and Risa get double crossed by Lev they are left on their own and get put in the basement of a drug smuggler who helps unwinds there they meet Roland the antagonist who always needs to be in charge. from the basement they get transported to texas to an abandoned warehouse where FedEx keeps broken planes and they get put into crates with 4 people and are shipped to mexico to a place called the graveyard where unwinds are safe.
Roland has been secretly getting helicopter lessons from cleaver who is now dead and fly's the admiral to the hospital because he his having a heart attack,also Roland turns Connor and Risa in for being runaway unwinds but the police know he is an unwind to so they take all 3 of them
Conner the protagonist is in the middle of being unwound and getting his eyes taken out and the doctors only get to his left eye when he finds the courage to fight off the doctors and guards so he may escape and when he does right as he walks out the door and there are explosions everywhere from clappers which are terrorist undwinds that have explosives in their bloodstream that explode when they clap
conner wakes up in a hospital and finds his arm has been replace with another unwinds arm and his eye was also replaced with another persons eye and is in horrible condition mentally because everything he has been fighting for was lost when his body parts were replaced