USA Today best-selling writer Dean Wesley Smith weaves a tale of love and survival in a devastated future world. When Carey Noack returns to the ruined Portland, Oregon, hoping to meet other survivors after three years of living alone, she doesn't expect the man of her dreams. At first, Matt Ladel, the only person living in the old city, thinks he imagined the beautiful woman weaving through dead cars. Then he finds the reality behind the fantasy. Suddenly, the two experts in survival and living alone must learn to work together, and trust again, in the face of an even greater danger. A novel of love, hope, and a future.