"The world ended while we were playing cards."
In a thrilling debut from Nerdist, a ragtag group of survivors struggles to hold on to hope.
A widespread disease has ravaged humanity—symptoms include: animalistic rage, violent outbursts, and a ravenous hunger for human flesh. Among the few people left are Asher, Wendy, and Rico, thrust together to fight for their lives and find sanctuary, before the world becomes overrun by the infected. Although fear of the infected is ever present, the group finds themselves facing some very human concerns, as well as new adversaries.
Asher is Wendy’s only friend, and she fears that she’ll lose him if he ever discovers the dark secret she’s been harboring. Reeling from heartbreak, Asher clings to Wendy as he struggles to heal. Rico is a teenaged delinquent used to ditching school and partying all night—but can he outgrow his debauched behavior in order to protect a six-year-old boy who has suddenly fallen under his care? These three will have to overcome their own demons in order to save not only themselves, but the last vestiges of humanity.
About The Author
Zachary Tyler Linville is a winner of the Nerdist Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novel Contest. After receiving a degree in film from The University of Central Florida, Zachary went on to work as a costume assistant for TV shows and movies including Boardwalk Empire, The Cobbler, Rob the Mob, and See No Evil, and as a production assistant for MTV’s The Inbetweeners.