The Designated Scapegoat series is set in a near-future dystopian world. In an attempt to quell violence, the government has outlawed any expression of anger with the lone exception being against a designated scapegoat within one of their facilities. Life in the scapegoats is the last resource of the desperate. In return for enduring the wrath of clients, a debtor can slowly work off what they owe, a criminal can fulfill a sentence, or a parent can ensure a better life for their children on the outside. That is- if they can survive. As the world outside the scapegoat facilities gets worse, the clients the scapegoats serve become crueler. One of the goats discovers the facilities will soon be sold to the highest bidder and even the slight protections the government guarantees the scapegoats will soon be gone. Can they resist? Can they change their fate?