A new killer flu strain erupts across the midwest just days before Christmas. Originating on a college campus over the last days before break, students spread the flu rapidly across the nation as they head home for the holidays.
Nineteen year old Zoey (Devon) Scott intends to come out as transgender to her mother over the break. Instead she'll watch the world crumble around her. Can she find the strength to go on?
Holly Wheatsfield, a local barista in Des Moines, Iowa, has a couple more shifts at the coffee shop and then a quiet holiday with her partner Nicky. A collapsing infrastructure will leave her stranded and homeless. Can she survive this new world?
It's a middle and working class neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa and a fairly typical cross section of America. Each book in the series starts with the same characters and the same settings, but they face a different set of apocalyptic events. Who will live and who will die? Come find out.