The effects of Year Zero continue to plague the world. The Nuclear Winter that punctuated a conflict between China and Russia up-ends the climate. Modernity comes to halt as industry and agriculture collapses. Nations are forced to retreat even to disappear. Dylan escapes his home in Middle-of-Nowhere Wyoming after his lover doesn't return. Aimless, he struggles through an apocalyptic West in search of jobs from city to city. It's risky to travel - especially alone - given the circumstances.... Along the way to Denver, Dylan meets a fellow drifter named Coyote and the pair embarks on a mission to reach civilization at the Pacific Coast. As they brave the chaos ahead, Dylan reflects, haunted by his life before and after what happened to his lover in Apollo, Wyoming, as he forges a bond with Coyote. But who - or what - is Coyote? Is everything what it seems to be?