There were news reports of a virus outbreak in the Syrian refugee camps. But the world had little empathy for those war-torn survivors. Until their own world was torn apart. The Virus didn't ever get a scientific name. The spread so insidious that those who could have named it - cured it - had already succumbed to it. Civilisation has fallen, and only the strong will survive... Jake Brent has had a hard on for Mackenzie Lyon since he was 14. The problem was, his older sister's best friend still saw him as that 14-year old. Until they are caught in the midst of a pandemic that is sweeping the world, and he finds his chance to show her the man he's become. Having escaped Chicago Mackenzie finds refuge in her hometown of Sanford and, surprisingly, in the arms of Jake. While their small community guards itself against the remains of humanity, she has to decide if love can survive, after.