Book Description: A contagionâ€”or a curseâ€”has decimated the planet. Marked with a bloody cross, the Infected are driven to indulge their sickest desires. In this world of psychos, savages, and sexual predators, the few remaining uninfected learn to keep moving: endlessly fleeing fate. This is the story of those who refused. Those who are too desperate, too angry, or too broken to hide from horror. Itâ€™s the story of a comic-book writer who witnessed the downfall of London, and now finds himself in the midst of a new community, a new start, on a barren island off the Scottish coast. Pretending, just for a while, that heâ€™s safe, that heâ€™s usefulâ€¦that he has a future. It wonâ€™t last. Thereâ€™s no sanctuary. No fighting back. No hope. Thereâ€™s only the Crossed.