In rural Kentucky, one hundred and sixty-one survivors of the apocalyptic Great Rains huddle inside a one-block, walled off section of town: a place they call Outpost.
It has been two years since the toxic rains fell. The people of Outpost have managed to survive by working together, scavenging food from empty homes and businesses, guarding one another while they sleep.
They have persevered through their worst nightmare--or so they believed.
But now a stranger has come to their community and offered them a choice: they can come with him and go to war with those responsible for destroying the world. Or they can do nothing and hope some other community has the courage to do what they can't.
They've already suffered greater than they believed was possible, but many of them still want to fight. Others are skeptical. They don't believe the stranger's story and want nothing to do with furthering their own misery. They like things just the way they are... and they'll fight to keep it that way.
Even if that fight is with those they call friend and neighbor.
An apocalyptic novel set in a not-so-distant dystopian future.