From the Author
What would you do if everyone really was out to kill you? This was the starting point for this story. Instead of a post-apocalyptic setting, I wanted to explore how someone would try to survive the most hostile situation imaginable and still maintain something of his moral compass.
Mitch isn't a conventional action hero. He has a conscience and really doesn't want to cause anybody harm, even when they're trying to rip his throat out. He knows the people trying to kill him are sick and not acting out of their own free will. This puts him into a situation where he has to be far more clever and inventive than the typical protagonist.
The mechanism behind the condition that's making people go crazy is more sinister than an escaped pathogen or a secret experiment. It's also more plausible than we'd care to realize. I spoke with a well-known neuroscientst about the biology behind the mechanism in order to give it an extra layer of reality.