After three tours of duty, and serving the last four years overseas, Griffin Strong is looking forward to finally returning home and living out his life without bombings and bloodshed. After a 300-mile drive home, a quick trip through the car wash ends in another reality. An eerie, fog-covered reality where he is all alone…or so he thought.
No electricity, cars don't function, guns won't fire…Griff has to find protection for himself, but protection against what exactly? What the hell even happened? Survival instincts kicking in, he stocks up on whatever he can carry, and sets out on his own.
Griff soon learns that he's not completely alone, though life of any form is rare to come across, but who can he trust?
When the subway in Manhattan dumps Natalia Westfall in a snow-covered, deserted town far from New York, she's left alone, frozen, and desperate. Hope lies in a uniformed military man, but will he want to be weighed down by a sick, weak female like her? Griff takes a chance, and it doesn't take him long to learn she's anything but weak.
Thirst, starvation, acid rain, enemies, and extreme temps—what will get them first? The odds are stacked against them, and all they can count on is each other.