What happens when an accidental viral release defeats humanity within a few days? There is no time to prepare - just sit down and wait to die while you watch the world do the same. But a few do survive and their struggle within the environment of New York City sets out a struggle of survival, freedom, and the need for community. The young and sassy, the streetwise, the scared, the confused, the organizers, the fighters...they're all in here. And those of the damn Army who are still alive and seem to have their own hidden agenda. How would you react being thrust into all this? Because believe me, until you are faced with it, you might be surprised what would come out of you. These characters reveal some of that surprise while others switch into a mode that helped them survive in the old world. The fourth written so far, these books are not sequential but different stories in different places, all based on the one sudden worldwide event.