The whole world has followed the example of America’s new civil war which is fought in the streets now of every nation. The unrest the planet then feels turns into something else as nation begins to take on nation. When China feels itself truly in harms ways, it releases a virus that it has long been working on and smiles as it gives its citizens the antidote. When it all backfires, the population is reduced from billions to a few hundred thousand spread thinly around the globe. The end. The apocalypse. No zombies. No undead terror. Now, just survival.
Quade, an x-Navy SEAL, having long ago been thrown into prison for a crime committed in his youth, finds his new found freedom all that he thought it would be, minus the people of course, which suits him just fine. He quickly finds however, that he has a chance at redeeming the things that went wrong in his youth. Getting involved means he could lose his longed for unshackled life, but he knows he cannot turn away.
Soon, the loner, becomes a part of a small group of survivors, one of which hates civilization and all of its’ scary possibilities. Agreeing, however, their need for supplies outweighs such chance of encounters, they enter the outskirts of a large city in the rainy parts of lower Oregon. They find a train terminal to use as a base and start their search. More decisions must be made as Quade and his new team find a small group of survivors fighting for their place in the twisted world, as a large new age cult headed by a man calling himself The Crown bares down on them. Quade tries to ignore the group’s psychic as they make plans. Whatever they are going to do, they need to make it fast. The train terminal seems to all like a good place to start.