The Ambassadors is a work of speculative fiction, set in the eco-city of Riverton – a place where social media is the news, green technologies are embraced, and private corporations rule the day. Jake, the Sustainability Officer of Riverton, is kidnapped by his old friend Clyde and forced to participate in a series of twisted tests designed to break society's dangerous obsession with progress. More
The story opens in a dark, dingy basement where Jake, a former biomimic and the Sustainability Officer of Riverton, wakes from a drug-induced stupor. Quickly, he learns that his kidnapping and the terrorist attack at the Zero Carbon Power plant were orchestrated by none other than Clyde – the brilliant, yet socially awkward bookworm he befriended as a teenager, in high school. Together they were part of the Ambassadors for Change, a club committed to changing the world for the better. Now, alone with his memories, Jake is left to wonder how it all went wrong.
Disenchanted by society’s dangerous obsession with progress, Clyde has taken it upon himself to deliver a final wake up call to the city of Riverton. Jake has two choices: participate in Clyde’s twisted experiment or watch as his beloved city falls victim to water sickness, power shortages, and resource wars. It's a race against time. With each new test, Jake and Clyde dig deeper into their pasts, revealing secrets that threaten to destroy reputations and relationships, all the while, pushing Riverton closer to the brink of destruction.
The Ambassadors is a chilling tale set in the not-so-distant future, in a world not unlike our own. With slight tweaks to our current economic, environmental, and social fabric it asks the simple, yet terrifying question: what if?