The Ephium virus was designed to do nothing more than scare the Russians and its allies into submission with its Ebola-like symptoms. But what happened on the day the bombs were dropped changed humanity for ever.
The infected had an uncontrollable thirst for blood. Their skin colour became pale white, their eyes turned red and their hands and fingers transformed into clawed blades. Their mouths became home to rows of razor-sharp teeth. They could no longer speak in a human voice. Every time they opened their mouths, an ear-shattering wailing noise came out.
Finally humanity united as one in the new war against the creature known as the Wailer. Two nuclear attacks later and still the Wailers couldn't be defeated.
What was left of the world lay now lay in ruins.
A hundred years later, the survivors live in settlements dotted around the blistered landscape of earth.
But the awakening has happened.
An old evil awaits humanity.
A lone survivor called Willard Flynn is seeking redemption. He arrives at the The Orchard, a survival settlement at Lake Windermere, to warn the unaware settlers of what's coming.