Leading an all-female crew on a deep-space expedition weighs heavily on Maggie Vohlmer's young shoulders. Their mission: Find a habitable planet to replace the dying Earth. While a landing party comprised of her best and brightest scientist is exploring a promising new world, they are attacked. Maggie is left with an untenable decision: Pursue a powerful enemy who has taken eight of her own, or leave them to their fate while protecting the hundreds of women still under her command.
When the local vet is brought into the morgue with a knife embedded in his chest, it’s just another workday for criminal psychologist Dr. Stella Tupper. That is, until the suspect she’s interrogating unexpectedly drops dead and resurrects with a taste for blood. Now, everyone in the sleepy little Virginia town is scrambling to find answers. When a full military company arrives and initiates a lockdown, Stella quickly realizes there’s much more to the story than a simple viral outbreak.