The pulse-pounding conclusion to the HATER trilogy!
The war that has torn the human race apart is finally nearing its end. With most towns and cities now uninhabitable, and with the country in the grip of a savage nuclear winter, both Hater and Unchanged alike struggle to survive.
Hundreds of Hater fighters have settled on the East Coast in the abandoned remains of a relatively undamaged town under the command of Hinchcliffe---who'll stop at nothing to eradicate the last few Unchanged and consolidate his position at the top of this new world order. This fledgling society is harsh and unforgiving---your place in the ranks is decided by how long and how hard you're prepared to fight.
Danny McCoyne is the exception to the rule. His ability to hold the Hate and to use it to hunt out the remaining Unchanged has given him a unique position in Hinchcliffe's army of fighters. As the enemy's numbers reduce, so the pressure on McCoyne increases, until he finds himself at the very center of a pivotal confrontation, the outcome of which will have repercussions on the future of everyone who is left alive.
In Moody's bleak concluding volume to his apocalyptic Hater trilogy, the ferociously violent Haters continue to try to wipe out the Unchanged, those people who made it through the cataclysm without resorting to force in the previous books, Hater and Dog Blood. With the Unchanged's chances for survival dwindling rapidly, someone has ordered nuclear strikes that obliterate all of England's major cities. If the goal was to decimate the Haters and give the Unchanged a new lease on life, the ploy failed. In the aftermath of the nuclear winter, Danny McCoyne, a Hater who's able to control his aggressive urges, has found a haven in the coastal town of Lowestoft, ruled by a vicious dictator named Hinchcliffe. Hinchcliffe exploits McCoyne's special status to search out the few remaining pockets of the Unchanged. Solid prose keeps the action moving, but the unremitting darkness of this horror thriller won't be for everyone.