After a night of camping turns deadly for Rory and his friends, the town sheriff finds no trace of wrongdoing. No bodies. No blood. No nada. Sheriff Hooper scoffs at their story about the dead people who came out of the lake. The moss-covered ones that allegedly dragged their friends, kicking and screaming, back into the water with them. It doesn't take long for the dwindling group of survivors to uncover who is responsible for the uprising, and what follows is a tidal wave of bloodshed and horror.
Six days into a global pandemic, the plan is simple: Stay alive. With their close friend, Dan, and limited amounts of ammunition, Paul Hessler and his wife, Sophia, quickly find themselves on their own in the snowy Midwest. The police and military have already lost the battle, and in a world where chaos rules the streets, what chance does the everyday man have against the undead nipping at their heels? Armed with only shotguns and handguns, this untrained trio is about to find out what it takes to survive the apocalypse.
With humanity teetering on the brink of extinction, Paul's quest for survival heats up along with his self-doubt. After all, how can the average person hope to beat back the undead in a world gone mad? Those things outnumber them 1,000 to one and lurk around every corner. Against all odds, unexpected allies convince him to keep pushing against the darkness closing in on all sides because perhaps they aren't as average as they think. Maybe something is keeping them alive just long enough to take back what is theirs.