Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth, killing most of the population. Mark and Trina were there when it happened. They survived. But now a virus is spreading. A virus that fills humans with murderous rage. Theyre convinced that theres a way to save those who are leftif they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some youre worth more dead than alive. The end is only the beginning.