There's a deadly virus sweeping the world bringing the recent dead back to life. A Think Tank Group is visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Complex when the problem is recognised and the alert issued. The senior members of the Think Tank group are called into an emergency conference with all the senior military of the area where the Commander of the United States Northern Command lays out the problem and relays their orders from the Pentagon. Maximilian 'Mad Max' Milton, the second in charge of the Think Tank Group demonstrates the reason for his nickname, and then the war is on with the dangerous dead afflicted with The Contagion. Will they win the war, can they win the war? 11,700 words.