West to the End of the World
Veronica Tyler wanted to forget her past as a member of the SWAT team of Los Angeles just as much as she wanted to forget her modest beginnings in a Ohio town that produced nothing but teen mothers and careers in the fast food industry. Her life was flipped upside down by the events she witnessed on the SWAT team, familial deaths, and becoming an instant mother. Despite the pitfalls, she makes a comfortable life for herself as a cop caring for her parentless nephew. At least until a virus brings the nation to its knees and the dead to their feet.
Sergeant First Class Booker Ashly Dunbar - just Dunbar if you value your health - has spent the last sixteen years of his life in the U.S. army. He has taken more than a few bullets, but none of that pain could amount to the grief that has lingered for years after the deaths of some of his men in the beginning of his career. After finishing his last tour in the Middle East, he decides to enter the reserves, hoping that this new status will bring some peace back to his life. That is, until his mother dies. He comes home to find her house robbed, his sister beaten to a pulp, and the country in a state of chaos with a virus that is facilitating what is being deemed an apocalypse.
Steven "Psycho Steve" Troublefield has spent the majority of his life in and out of jail cells, eventually graduating to the big leagues of prison time. After his release, he reconnects with an old pal that helps him set up a meth lab in his apartment, often referring to themselves as chemists. It's a smooth operation at first, until they encroach on the territory of a kingpin's drug syndicate. Finding themselves owing this kingpin thousands of dollars in exchange for their lives, they resort to any means necessary to get the money... Until a plague of the walking dead suddenly seem to free them from their debt.
The lives of these individuals often cross in more ways than one. This is their story of the pestilence years.