A violent disaster has caused the dead to rise, but that was only the beginning. Now, society has broken down, the dead control the cities, and what is left of humanity is entangled in a fierce struggle for survival and control. Even facing extinction, mankind still struggles to overcome the ideological differences that have divided the world for years.
When Scout Johnson comes across another group of survivors, she soon finds herself in the crossfire of a bloody battle between opposing factions. One group seeks to find a cure and restore order, while their enemy sees the outbreak as an opportunity to destroy the corrupt system and grab control. Scout must align herself with the lesser of two evils in order to survive, protect those around her, and fight to save what remains of humanity.
With a mix of new and familiar characters, Return of the Dead takes the series into the next phase of the apocalypse with a fresh narrative perspective, while staying true to the classic zombie genre themes.