Amanda is lost. Her strength came from the insanity she embraced but when the Crossed take the companions of Base M from her, she slides into a misery laced schizophrenia that threatens to destroy her as surely as the infected. With visions of Lorre haunting her and a tribe of freakishly religious Crossed on the rampage, she slips down a dangerous slope into a desperate state. And when survivors find her, they think she is one of them, but she's far worse than they can imagine. DAVID LAPHAM has once again unleashed a horrific story that will leave you scarred forever.