Mercy Dawes is angry, this is personal. The phage virus is mutating, the infected are leaving the cities. Mercy awakes to a world full of danger and loss, comforted by powerful enemies. They call her “The New Messiah”; she has the cure for the plague. Her life is forfeit to Cobalt Biotech and the New State Army who control her. But what if she fights back from within? What if she gambles with the lives of her friends? What if she embraces the darkness? Sometimes there is only one path to take.