When the unimaginable became reality and the dead came to life to roam the earth in search of human flesh, Hannah Jordan and her infant brother Noah took refuge in their family’s backyard bomb shelter. Months later, they emerged to find a world still overrun by zombies and ruled by vampires. These new self-styled “protectors” of humanity kept their food supply “safe” inside interment camps all over the world.
Hannah and her brother are quickly rounded up and taken to such a camp, where Noah is taken as a hostage to keep Hannah in line; but in this stark new reality, infants like Noah are a rarity. He draws the attention of vampire Alexandr Konstantin, a doctor, scientist and lone champion of human rights who wants to use Noah’s pure, untainted blood in his vaccine research. Alek pulls strings to take Hannah and Noah back to his own camp at an abandoned Army base, where humans live in safety and co-exist with vampires in peace.
For a little while, life is good. But when the ruling class of vampires decide they like things the way they are, they order Alek to shut down his research, and his commune, and turn those under his protection over to the interment camps. As Alek, Hannah and the commune's other residents prepare to do battle to defend their home, a breach in the base's fence lets the zombie horde into the camp. As all hell breaks loose around them, can Alek and Hannah develop that vaccine in time to give what remains of humanity a fighting chance? And if they do, what will it cost them?
Coming in e-book and trade paperback in October, 2011.