Addison Longwood survived the plague that struck down almost everyone around her. She survived the hazardous trek into the countryside to find shelter within a group of like-minded individuals led by a man she can actually respect. Settled and contributing, she allows herself a sense of hope.
From the remaining military, Captain Jesse Forbes is charged with locating survivors in order to rebuild the country. His initial impression of Addison's band isn't positive and he sets his sights on the young woman in order to infiltrate, and assess her leader—the end justifying the means, or so he assures himself.
His effort at gathering intel blows up in his face, and given Addison's history, Jesse knows she'll never offer him a second chance. Working together against a common foe is going to be torture in more ways than one.
The plague that decimated the population has left another legacy and he has been ordered to 'encourage' Shelter's women to move to the military base in order to begin repopulating the country—something Addy will fight tooth and nail.
But there are far greater dangers lurking, threatening the very existence of the survivors. Alliances are forged—and tested. Betrayal cuts deep, lives are lost and others changed forever. Good guys and bad guys wear camo.