THE DEAD HAVE ENGULFED THE WORLD. Michael, the charismatic leader of a group of survivors, has offered Jeff Blaine and his friends a safe haven too good to refuse. But the loyalty Michael and his cronies demand may be too high a price for Jeff and the others to pay. When a routine supply run to a nearby town turns deadly and the ghouls walking the street track the living back to their hideout, the mettle of the meager band of survivors will be tested as they are forced to face the onslaught of the undead. DAYLIGHT IS FADING FOR THE LIVING. Even as they flee, and their world falls deeper into despair, Jeff and the others must find a way to defeat not only the undead, but the hatred that threatens to cripple their souls. Because the only way anyone will survive is if they can find their way beyond the dark.