A world where justice and the fate of those accused of murder is decided by the public, but has moved on from the Roman Gladiator 'thumbs up or thumbs down' public vote, to a public vote by telephone. If you are voted innocent you are set free; if you are voted guilty you are committed to death by electric chair. Those awaiting their sentence reside in ever decreasing cells, getting smaller each day, until Day Seven and Cell Seven, where they hear their fate. Sixteen-year-old Martha has confessed to killing a famous celebrity. But has she done it?
Martha Honeydew has been released from the terrifying Cell 7. But despite her new freedom, the corrupt judicial system is still tracking Martha's every move. And Isaac, her only trusted friend, is now imprisoned in the very same cells she was. Isaac saved Martha's life - it is only right she now saves his. But with Martha still a target, her chances of saving Isaac are remote. Martha begins to question whether it is ever possible to escape government scrutiny. Will Martha and Isaac ever reunite?
Skal hun leve eller dø? Du bestemmer. En berømt multimillionær er blevet myrdet. 16-årige Martha Honeydew er tiltalt for mordet. NU ER RETFÆRDIGHEDEN I JERES HÆNDER. Det er befolkningen, som skal beslutte, om Martha er skyldig. Hver dag ser tusindvis af mennesker tv-programmet Stemt til døden, det eneste program som giver dig mulighed for at bestemme, hvem der skal leve, og hvem der skal dø.
Isaac har reddet Marthas liv. Martha Honeydew er blevet løsladt fra Celle 7. Men hun bliver stadigvæk overvåget døgnet rundt. Isaac, hendes eneste ven, er nu fængslet i den samme dødscelle, hvor Martha var. Nu er det op til Martha at redde Isaac. Regeringens korruption når ud i alle afkroge, og måske er det umuligt at kæmpe mod noget så magtfuldt. Kan hun nå det, inden det er for sent?
A Japanese teenager, Mizuki, is worried about her grandfather who is clearly desperately upset about something. He says that he has never got over something that happened in his past, and gently Mizuki persuades him to tell her what it is. We are taken to 1945, Hiroshima, and Mizuki's grandfather as a teenage boy chatting at home with his friend Hiro. Moments later the horrific nuclear bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. What follows is a searing account of the blinding flash, the harrowing search for family and the devastation both human and physical.