James and Jason's family is introduced and we find out about the ball that was going to be happening.
They are at a ball that was that are hosted by their parents, when they overhear their parents and another couple talking about slavery.
They go searching in their dad's office that they have never been allowed in and find, files locked in his desk about reports of slaves trying to escape.
Their dad finds out and puts them on a marked list, where bounty hunters come after them.
They manage to fight off one bounty hunter but a second later 6 more show up.
They run away and jump in a cab where the taxi driver tells them about a place where they are out of their dad's grasp. It is called Green Country, however, there is only one route to get there, which is through one of their dad's company's