In this epic third installment of What Zombies Fear, Victor Tookes is no longer content to sit back and watch the world go to the hell. "The Gathering" starts Victor's quest to rid the planet of the zombie plague once and for all. The first step of the plan is to build a team capable of carrying out the impossible. The heroes make an emergency trip to Charlotte, fighting zombies and raiders every step of the way. Once they get back to Virginia, Victor, Marshall, and John build a train designed to be unstoppable, a train that can carry them all the way to southern California and back. And yet with each stop they make, the areas are too quiet. Where have all the zombies gone?