It's the end of World War II. FDR's New Deal has redefined
American politics. Taxes are at an all-time high. The bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki has brought a fear of total annihilation.
The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business
has many watching their backs. America's sense of freedom is
diminishing . . . and many are desperate to take there freedom
Among them is a great dreamer, an immigrant who pulled himself
from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthiest and
admired men in the world. That man is Andrew Ryan, and he believed
that great men and women deserve better. And so he set out to
create the impossible, a utopia free from government, censorship,
and moral restrictions on science--where what you give is what you
get. He created Rapture---the shining city below the sea.
But as we all know, this utopia suffered a great tragedy. This
is the story of how it all came to be . . .and how it all