It's 2335 and for two hundred years society has been divided into the EC, a small and dwindling minority that keeps ties to the old world, and the Invaders, whose lives of violence, action, and poverty lie just outside the doors of the EC. Spending all her life among the EC, kindly old Miss Plummer knows little of how rapidly things are changing and she is in for a rude awakening when she begins to learn that the EC are the ones she can’t trust, not the Invaders. The world is not what it once was and Miss Plummer, set in her ways, isn’t equipped to keep up with it. Consuela, the hard-nosed, sharp-tongued Invader hair-stylist she invites to join her on a disaster relief effort, is honest, hard-working, and quite willing to be friends.
When Miss Plummer goes to stay with a long-absent friend and his family of spoiled daughters, she soon finds herself in the midst of treachery and deceit. It will be up to her unexpected new ally, Consuela, to pull her out of it.