The city burns. Orange against black night. Over his left shoulder hangs a blood-red moon. The stars are red, too. Four days and four nights, the city has burned. And soon, people will come into the desert to escape death in the city. Sick, hungry, they'll be crazy, killing anything to live. And they'll come in his direction. Hunting.
Overnight, the world has changed. A deadly virus thrusts the country into chaos. Fleeing to the unforgiving desert, a boy takes his chances with thirst, starvation, and isolation, in search of the mysterious hope his grandfather gave him.