Nothing in Owen's life has been right since his father died in prison,
accused of a crime Owen is certain he didn't commit. Monroe,
the IT guy at school, might finally bring Owen the means to clear
his father's name by letting him use an Animus-a device that lets
users explore genetic memories buried within their own DNA. During
a simulation, Owen uncovers the existence of a powerful relic
long considered a legend-the Trident of Eden. Now two secret organizations
will stop at nothing to take possession of this artifact-the
Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order. It becomes
clear the only way to save himself is to find the Trident first.
Under the guidance of Monroe, Owen and a group of other teenagers
go into a memory they all share within their DNA: the 1863 Draft
Riots in New York City. Owen and his companions will find themselves
tested on the violent streets of New York, and their experiences
in the past will have far-reaching consequences in the present.