It's been a year and a half since Taylor Hart and her companions fled Los Angeles, desperate to escape the infection unleashed by the drug Vanidrum, which causes bloodthirsty madness in its hosts. The survivors found refuge in a hidden Lazarus Pharmaceutical base in Alaska, codenamed The Ark, but it isn't long before the grisly army of the infected finds them.
Now, Dread Lieutenants are appearing, men and women chosen by the darkness and given horrifying special abilities. As civilization continues to erode around them, their only hope is to reach The Vault, where the last known transmission from the outside world originated...
As they journey through wastelands and towns overrun by creatures of The Dread, Taylor's power begins to evolve and she receives visions from a being who calls itself The Messenger. The visions hint that one of her companions holds a secret that could release the world from the horrors of the infection if Taylor can manage to keep her safe. When betrayal sells them into the hands of their enemies, Taylor must protect their only hope of salvation, or join the dark evolution.
For those who enjoy, AG Riddle's Atlantis Gene, Justin Cronin's The Passage or Max Brook's World War Z this one was written for you.
Release date: April 1, 2021
Publisher: Archimedes Books
Print pages: 225
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