A nightmare pandemic that reanimates the corpses of the recently deceased, turning them into emotionless, flesh-hungry killers, has swept across the United States and beyond. Once infected, there is no known cure. The disease cost Rachael Masen everything – everything that is, except for her own life, and hanging onto that is a full time job. But is simply surviving enough, or is it time for all out war? The dead continue to rise, and they’re hungrier than ever, but maybe, just maybe there are still some things worse than death.