The Night Plague devastated humanity. Vancouver Island is a feudal wasteland ruled by the Hell's Angels. In a trailer by the forest, retired school teacher Cory O'Neal composes a history of the plague. But the more he writes, the more his history resembles a confession. Beautiful, haunted Joanna Ward was Cory's most brilliant and gifted student. During a troubled year at a dysfunctional private school, they forged a bond that led to accusations of improper conduct and Cory's departure. His one mistake as a teacher ended his career. It may also end mankind.