The world remains in a state of flux, but life in a post-zombie society goes on.
It's now three years since Bernard Marlowe's stunning election victory. Incidents involving the undead have fallen to an all-time low, and great strides have been made in the development of a groundbreaking treatment to reverse the devastating effects of the infection.
The new prime minister is still grappling with the realization that running the country isn't quite the walk in the park he thought it might be. The one-time flavor of the month is now the most unpopular leader in recent memory. His scandal-plagued government has degenerated into a laughing stock and is hurtling head-first toward a humiliating electoral defeat. Regaining the public's trust, or restoring their deepest fears, may be his only chance of winning – and there is nothing he won't do to hold on to power.