In her seventeen years, Eleven has seen the best and worst in humanity. She’s been passed around and abused by the bad. She’s hoped and dreamed for the good. And she’s despaired for the hand she’s been dealt. Now she’s been purchased by a wealthy man who has the ability to improve her life and help her become a Beauty – if she can put up with his erratic and controlling personality for long enough, that is.
For Rob “Hood” Huntington, a regular twenty-something kid from D.C., the end of civilization happened in an instant. There were no warnings. One day, the power cuts off, and it never comes back on. His home city devolves to chaos after being decimated by a nuclear blast. An unknown war has shattered the American Civilization we all knew. Luckily for Hood, he quickly discovers he’s one of the most naturally gifted marksmen alive.
What she doesn’t count on is a group of terrorists blowing up all the entrances to the building and taking her and a select few others hostage. Bree soon finds herself conflicted. Not only does she know their charismatic leader. She also starts to suspect that there is a lot more to this than the hunt for an illegal bioweapon—a virus that could potentially kill millions in just a few days—particularly as there is currently a flu epidemic raging across the country, and reports about violent behavior among the afflicted are getting more and more alarming.