Zombies, monsters, secrets and lies. All of these things hurt, and kill, indiscriminately; they find you no matter where you are and won't hesitate to make you cry, tear your heart out or eat your brains. After Donovan's bitten, his boyfriend Jasper lies about it to protect him, is it a misguided attempt at chivalry or could Jasper know more than he's letting on? Suspicious of her friends, Vicky makes a valiant attempt at getting home to her daughter with Noah and tempers flare as they deal with their own set of secrets. And in the middle of it all, an apartment complex built on top of a strip mall. Power to the city's been out for days, but a red beacon on the roof calls out to survivors. The old man in charge says he just wants to help, but as our heroes cross paths inside the tower they quickly discover that nothing is as it seems. A/N: If you have read The Zombie Prophecies, or First Light, please be aware that this is just a rewriting of that novel.