In the middle of July, when the sun is hot enough to cast heat waves over the asphalt, a woman has lost her mind in the small town of Lynden, Washington. She is intent on one thing: consuming living flesh. Her hunger cannot be satisfied, and it spreads like a disease, sweeping through the town and ripping it apart. The air is full of the sounds of screams, the stench of blood, and something else. Something foreign. Something that is at work but cannot be seen.
Violet, a young bartender, is determined to escape the chaos that has suddenly been let loose in Lynden. She must make it to Seattle to find her mother and sister. They need her, and with communications down there is no way for her to get in touch with them to find out if they are alright- or even alive. Violet knows that she must do everything in her power to find her family. They are all she has left, and she can’t allow them to meet a slow death at the hands of merciless crazed cannibals.
Fynn, Lynden’s most dangerous and misunderstood young man who drowns memories of his dark past in alcohol, decides to join Violet on her mission to Seattle. He is not her first choice for company, but with people ripping each other to pieces, Violet takes comfort in the simple fact that she is not alone. Fynn may be her least favorite person in Lynden, but he has a mean right hook and an uncanny ability for getting himself out of trouble. Together, they find themselves in a bloody battle for survival. It is a battle they soon realize they are not prepared for.
This is the Apocalypse.
Will the rise of the living dead be enough to force Violet and Fynn to work together? Nobody can survive alone. Perhaps a night on a rooftop under the stars will be enough to unite the two of them. If they can put their differences aside they just might be able to make it to Seattle alive… but will there be anything left to find there, or will the reckoning have already sunk its bloody fingers into the belly of the city, leaving nothing behind but bodies and fire?