Howard Rhodes, an NSA cryptanalyst, engineered the zombie apocalypse. So said the President of the United States in his shocking final address to the nation, which served as the American epitaph.
Four years later, the old world is in ruins and is stalked by the living dead.
Many survivors keep journals to record their travails in the hope that their lives still matter.
There’s Jenna, a sardonic loner who is forced to care for others; Douglas, a young boy who wants to see the world outside his bomb shelter and make his dead mother proud; an old vagabond who has made his peace with the harsh truths he learned living in the margins of society; Thaddeus, a family man who will nevertheless do anything to see what comes after humanity; Hernando, who sees the dark humor in the new world; and Eric, Hernando’s mentally ill neighbor in Richmond, VA.
Eric yearns for an adventure to shake up his routine and he just might know where to find the world’s most profound secret, hidden in the bowels of NSA headquarters.
A secret from another star, the secret of why the world ended…of why God decays.