On a day like any other, a series of powerful coronal mass ejections hit Earth and fries much of the
planet’s tech infrastructure. The world doesn’t collapse overnight, and Abigail Tate, a Chicago-tough
university student tags along with her newfound wealthy half sister to Miami for spring break.
But once there, she discovers South Florida has become a
dystopian cityscape of prey and predator. A drug called Wisht runs rampant, distorting minds and morphing bodies. Violent cults called Malforms relentlessly battle each other and hunt Goodfolk in competition with genetically engineered cat-size Komo Spiders, a dangerous EPA failure. And solar storms keep striking Earth, slowly pushing Florida into a new version of the Middle Ages.
Abagail’s only hope of survival is a group of Miami-Dade sheriff’s deputies who save her during a shootout between two cults. The problem is her half sister got left behind in the rescue—and finding her is not the deputies’ top priority.
Searching for a mysterious Father Benoit is, and they won’t divulge why. In the meantime, she becomes entangled in
government conspiracies, religious zealots and a surprising new passion: aiding the deputies in protecting those who can’t