Manhattan died, along with much of the country. Twelve-year-old Janelle lost her family in one horrific night and managed to escape into a no-longer-recognizable city. As she struggles for survival, she comes across something much worse than the decimated landscape, much worse than the enemy soldiers patrolling the streets night and day. Another force has been unleashed, one hell-bent on destroying the invading enemy—but now that they’re out, there’s no turning back.
“O’Rourke digs down into some loamy soil—what she comes up with is disturbingly dark and often very funny.”—Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door
“O’Rourke writes with rare confidence and style. Though undoubtedly disturbing and sometimes brutal, still her work has something quite rare and special—heart.”—Tim Lebbon, author of Echo City
“What Monica O'Rourke brings to horror and dark (often erotic) fantasy is something the genre really, really needs—a voice that's not just unique but is incredibly and beautifully readable.”—Teri Jacobs, author of The Void and Secret of the Bones