What was once the United States has become a savage post-apocalyptic environment where the worst of the worst prosper and the remaining good hide.
Seven characters in different parts of the United States must adapt to this new environment. The “fight or flight” mentality plays into the story, as the nation is divided into factions fighting for control of the country. The government is outnumbered, outgunned, and forced into hiding as well to recoup their forces.
The novel pits these characters the elements and eachother, with lives intertwining on opposite sides of the war effort. One characters quest for revenge could jeopardize not only the war outcome, but the reshaping of the entire nation.
What these characters don’t realize, is the terrifying evil making its way across the ocean.