Brandt Evans is floundering. Leadership of their dysfunctional group wasn t something he asked for or wanted. Their problems are numerous: Remy Angellette is grief-stricken and suicidal, Gray Carter is distant and reclusive, and Cade Alton is near death. And things only get worse. While Brandt and Gray are on the hunt for supplies, a still-recovering Cade is kidnapped by a militant group of survivors. On Brandt s return, he s told of a conspiracy involving test subjects, pathogens, and CDC doctors. Brandt s race to save Cade takes him back to the dangerous streets of Atlanta, where not all is as it seems. And with a horde of infected closing in and the rescue mission in jeopardy, he comes tantalizingly close to a cure that might save what s left of humanity from the ravages of the Michaluk Virus.