In the early days of the zombie plague, while people were being bitten and dying and turning, John Arrick was very much an ordinary man. The one extraordinary thing about him was his girlfriend. When she came down with the zombie infection, he cared for her until the end and then battled her when she turned. Only later did he realize the consequences of his compassion as he, too, became sick with the plague. But John Arrick did not die. His body fought off the infection. But even as his unprecedented physiology protected him from the bacterium, it could not do so from bullets. And once his body was dead, the infection inside of him was free to take over.
Now his brother has come from the United Kingdom to find him. With no knowledge of John's final fate, Malcolm will retrace his brother's life in those last few months, encountering the people who had had the most impact, Abby Benjamin, Shawn Rudd, and Marcus.