the story begins as a group of friends (mark, alec, trina, lana, and darnell) get attacked by a berg (an airships sent by WICKED) which shot the citizens of their village with poisonous darts that spread viruses
alec and mark cause the berg to crash and stop the people from WICKED from spreading and infectious virus
the four remaining friends find Darnell captured and infected, Darnell ends up going crazy and dying from the extreme pain in his head from the poisonous darts.
mark and alec seperate from the rest of the group and accidentally overhear the people who were in the berg shooting the poisoned darts, going crazy and being upset about how their superior are going to leave and go to alaska as it is the only safe haven that is safe from the virus and the infected people.
they all regroup but eventually realize all of them are infected and slowly going crazy, but they keep going and find a new village, and in that village they find a 5 year old girl named deedee. deedee is shot but is not infected so they decide to take her to the safe haven because she is immune
hi! im deedee
all four friends end up dead because of the virus, but they manage to get deedee to the safe haven, in the epilogue it is revealed that deedee is teresa. (the girl from the previous book)