This is what the beginning of the end looks like. They call it the Qilu virus. It came from the East, from somewhere along the Yellow River in China. It swept across the world within weeks, turning normal people into savage lunatics. There is nothing anyone can do to stop it. Former boxer, Colin Ross, is determined to flee the mountain town of Wenatchee, Wa, before it is devastated by the virus, but to do it he must survive trigger-happy police, hordes of the infected, and the brutal winter cold. And in plague-ravaged Seattle, a man called Rooster leaves a path of sadistic violence and murder on his quest for vengeance against a dangerous enemy.