"Never predictable, never boring, and not at all easy to put down . A fresh style that makes for a very enjoyable and often surprising reading."
— New Blood
"A very talented writer. His scenes blaze with energy and life, and his characters are very real."
— Robert R. McCammon, author of Swan Song and Speaks the Nightbird
It arrives without warning: a devastating plague, the medieval Black Death weaponized for the age of global terrorism.
Like a biblical pestilence, this plague sweeps through modern civilization almost overnight, destroying good and evil alike, leaving only a handful of survivors to make their way through an empty landscape and face the unknown horrors awaiting them in a savage new world.
In a deserted St. Louis department store, a few survivors band together to begin again. But beyond their temporary haven, an evil is stirring. An evil that preys upon human weakness for its own twisted ends.
Soon, all that stands between the reborn world and a reign of insanity is this unlikely fortress of humanity, armed with what can be found on a department store shelf and what courage they can muster to battle a monstrous, merciless scourge...