Mark Spitz is an average guy (a B student) tasked with helping clear post-apocalyptic Manhattan of infected "stragglers." These slow, confused zombies are left after their more dangerous, aggressive counterparts--"skels"--have been removed by the military.
As a member of the civilian squad trying to reclaim the city, Mark falls into long, internal reminiscences of his former life, before and after "Last Night" (when the plague caused the apocalypse). ...
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