In this sequel to The Compound (2008), Eli, his mother, and his siblings have escaped the underground bunker where his father trapped them (minus twin Eddy) for six years. They thought they were the only survivors of a nuclear attack, but it was a lie, one of many told by Eli's brilliant but amoral father. Now, the family is trying to adjust to life in the real world. Their ordeal has made them famous, and their father’s former adviser continues to control the company Eli and his twin brother have inherited. Eli believes that his father is still alive and hatching his next plan to control both his family and the world.