In a world made nearly perfect by man’s enlightened progress, an ancient, hungry apocalypse slithers from the shadows and onto the clean, brightly-lit streets. Though few realize anything is wrong, it’s already too late: Too late for the authorities to face this new threat, for science to discover a cure, for the world’s warriors to gear up to fight. It is humanity’s swan song and the fat lady’s on the stage and clearing her throat. Now it’s up to five damaged strangers: A homicide detective, a lonely nurse, a college student, his insecure girlfriend, and a methodical killer with the heart of a child. Now it is the perfect society’s misfits who must piece together the mystery and find the courage to stand together against impossible odds. Sometimes destiny falls unexpected into the most broken lives, like a careless brick fallen out of the clear black sky.