Everything has changed. Civilization is gone except for the facade around the CDC. This isn't what they had always thought global warming would bring, those that had thought about it at all. But the Powers That Be that received the valuable and scarce vaccine have moved to the CDC and taken over, making the place into their own little fiefdom. Connor Nash wants a theocracy where women are less than second class and therefore fair game. Meg Adams, once office manager but now reluctant leader of the people able to sustain civilization, has to get her people out of there before it degenerates even more. And when the hell did she get put in charge?