One year ago, a devastating plague called Strain 7 killed three quarters of the human race. Around the world, power systems failed and supply chains screeched to a halt. The surviving population of the United States has been relocated to the coasts; the heartland is now a wasteland called The Big Empty. But seven teens trying to put their lives back together will learn that the abandoned zone holds danger, secrets, and above all, hope.
“In a near future, post-apocalyptic U.S. (population cut in half, military dictatorship in Washington), seven teens meet in a small Missouri town, forced to work together for survival….In this plot-driven page-turner, point of view jumps from teen to teen and chapters end with cliffhangers….[A] sci-fi read that will appeal to fans.”—Kirkus Reviews