Rosalie Turner, eighteen years old, has survived the first wave of government bombings in her home, Pacific City. She finds herself in an underground facility, fending off armed thugs wearing hockey masks.
She does not have long.
Her nemesis, The Cowboy, lurks outside, spluttering black goo out his mouth, dealing with a bizarre new condition. Bomber planes screech about the air as the insane corrupt politician Robbie Brookes, holed up in a warehouse, threatens nuclear war.
However, Rosalie has one thing on her side.