There were 18 names on the kill-list of Walter David Scott during his killing spree of 2009, only 17 of which he was able to cross off. Sarah Prince, the eighteenth name on Walter's list, was able to escape his grasp and orchestrate his capture. Seven years later, her testimony seals Walter’s fate: death by lethal injection. Sarah‘s nightmare is finally over...or so she thinks.
A year after Walter’s execution, a tech genius unveils the Exodus Portal, a virtual reality environment housing a cutting-edge artificial intelligence, meant to give its users a true survival horror experience. Sarah, along with seven other participants, agrees to take part in the first public run of the game, but when the A.I. unexpectedly starts to exhibit the same behaviours as Walter, the group is mysteriously expelled from the Portal.
When members of the trial run start turning up dead in the real world, the group worries a copycat killer has surfaced. Sarah, however, fears something far more sinister: that something familiar has followed them out of the Portal...
It's bad enough his mother is DEAD.
Even worse — he's been left alone with his abusive, alcoholic stepfather, Duncan.
When an apocalyptic outbreak of a highly infectious disease wipes out most of humanity, seventeen-year-old Nash must avoid being killed by the victims of the outbreak, blood-thirsty monsters called Howlers.
After a routine scouting mission, Nash and Duncan stumble upon a hidden sanctuary in the woods where Nash finds the acceptance and love he's been searching for since the world ended. But when a mysterious cult leader overruns his new home, Nash and his newfound family must bend to his will or organize a rebellion.
With enemies both inside and outside the fence, Nash and his family must fight for their freedom, and their lives.