Dance or die! That's the choice faced by victims of the Dance/Drop plague raging through the United States of tomorrow. Everyone in the nation dances nonstop, knowing all the while that as soon as they quit moving, they will die an agonizing and senseless death. What triggered this nightmarish marathon remains unknown...at least until Laurette, a dancer with a dark past, is swept to the West Coast as part of a mysterious migration that reveals the secret behind the plague. Can she survive attacks by brutal fanatics and disease-control warriors long enough to embrace her twisted destiny at the end of the biggest, and deadliest, dance number of all time?