People refer to the infected as zombies, but that s not what they really are. Zombie implies the infected have died and reanimated. The thing is, they didn t die. They re still alive; they even breath. They re just not human anymore. Screams and a pulled fire alarm transform Matt Danzig s average day in the university admissions office to anything but normal. After witnessing a colleague attacking a student with his teeth, Danzig begins a hectic journey to find his kids, his wife, and perhaps a much darker version of himself than he ever expected. As the infection spreads and crazed hordes--dubbed Mad Swine --take over the cities, Danzig and the residents of Randall Oaks find themselves locked in a desperate struggle to survive in the new world.