What happens when an unprecedented infection sweeps the world, leaving the earth on the brink of the Apocalypse?
But this infection goes far beyond disease. Beyond even the nightmare images of walking dead or flesh-eating ghouls. The infected are turning into creatures unlike anything ever dreamed of ... more complex, more mysterious, and more deadly.
Trapped in the northwestern United States as winter begins to fall, Terry and Kendra have only one choice: they and their friends must cross a thousand miles of no-mans-land in a rickety school bus, battling ravenous hordes, human raiders, and their own fears.
In the midst of apocalypse, they find something no one could have anticipated ... love.
"The authors leave enough plot threads untied to suggest that further adventures in this postapocalyptic world are planned; perhaps those will include some original ideas." - Publishers Weekly
"Zombie lovers wont be able to put down Barnes gripping yarn, which will leave them hungry for the next installment." - Booklist
"Gruesome but not overly graphic, this tale of young people struggling to remain human - and humane - in a post-apocalyptic near future features top-notch storytelling and believable characters." - Library Journal
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Steven Barnes, the author of fifteen novels and as many teleplays, has been
nominated for both the Hugo and Cable Ace awards. Mr. Barnes lives in Covina, California with his wife, Tananarive Due, near his
ex-wife and good friend Toni, his daughter Lauren, son Jason Kai
Due-Barnes, two cats, a ghost dog, Hipshot, and three invisible
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