Layla Petrovich, a Smithsonian curator, is busy with her life in Washington D.C. when a pandemic sweeps across the globe. What starts out as the flu flames into a global catastrophe. Escaping D.C., Layla sets off for her rural hometown, Hamletville. All her life, Layla tried to run from the shadow of her past. Now, she must risk everything to get to her grandmother, the only person she truly loves, before it’s too late. The townspeople of Hamletville—including the ex-boyfriend who jilted her—will soon discover that they need Layla’s help if they hope to survive the end of the world.
Six years ago, federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happened, an attack that changed her life forever… Now, the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, one which forces her to quit her day job and work the night shift as a private investigator.
Dubbed “that weird Owens girl” since grade school, Lucy struggled to find her place in the small, New England town she grew up in. She lived a quiet, sheltered life with her guardians, surrounded by the memories of her ancestors. Lucy bears a striking resemblance to some of these Owens women, down to the crescent moon shaped birthmark on the back of their necks.
Life on Planet Earth
Humankind is finally coming home, but they are no longer the dominant species… Nearly 700 years ago, the Terminal Plague turned Earth into a desolate wasteland—a world now riddled with the devolved progeny of Homo sapiens. The descendants of the only survivors live out a bleak existence in a lunar city called Omega, where the privileged live deep underground while the poor suffer radiation poisoning on the surface.