In 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta are best friends in a repressive and intriguing society, where everybody expects to win the lottery. The prize is to move to a paradisaical island outside the domes that protect the dwellers against the contaminated environment. The Island is where it will all begin again for them. Everything will be perfect and wonderful. Paradise! But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. And the big thing about “The Island” is…there is no island. It’s just a ploy to lure unsuspecting clones to their deaths. The clones have been led to believe that the Earth has been contaminated, which is why they’re all being quarantined indoors.
Whenever the lottery is drawn all of the residents of the facility are called to the giant monitor where the names are drawn for the next set of lottery winners. Oh, how lucky these winners are. They get to live on the Island, paradise at last! The unfortunate majorities are the ones who must go back to their regular lives in the artificial environment and wish for the next day where they might be next picked to win the lottery and go to the island.
In the subterranean colony, they are kept in excellent condition (healthy food and lots of sports), but love and sex are taboo; proximity violations are severely punished.
Jordan Two Delta is one of many similarly dressed and cultivated clones raised in a sealed environment. You’re special. You have a very special purpose in life. You’ve been chosen. The Island awaits you.
When a clone is called to the Island, it really means he’s condemned to death so his genetically matched liver or lungs or heart can be removed and transplanted into the clone’s sponsor.