This is the 'fourth' of the trilogy.
This episode takes us back to the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse, to a group of obsessive scientists who are playing God with the fate of the remnants of mankind.
If you have read the previous three installments this will help you to connect certain dots within the overall plot. If you haven’t read them (and I would suggest you do!) this will have you feeling better prepared for the Main Event when it happens.
The very beginning takes place in Australia, along the East Coast. Sydney is a beautiful city – normally. As long as you aren’t being chased by gore-obsessed zombies, the city has a lot offer – great food and drink, fantastic nightlife, beautiful beaches and sailing in the Harbour to name but a few attractions. The problem is, as of New Year’s Day these become but a dim memory.
One part of the story follows the fate of two young people, Alex and Mattie, who are in their first flush of love when the world as they know it goes to hell and they have to battle for their very survival.
Meanwhile in the USA, certain scientists seem to have a better knowledge of what’s really going on than anyone would expect. What are they up to and why didn’t they use their knowledge to put a stop to the problem at the outset? Henry and his young daughter Marianne (introduced in The Common Cold: A Zombie Chronicle – Dez Rez) team up with other survivors to escape the clutches of a psychopathic scientist who seems hell-bent on her own agenda for the future.
Cover art is the work of English Artist Derek Curtis.