Percy's new thriller, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and
Clark saga, a super flu and nuclear fallout have made a husk of the
world we know. A few humans carry on, living in outposts such as the
Sanctuary-the remains of St. Louis-a shielded community that owes its
survival to its militant defense and fear-mongering leaders.
Then a rider comes from the
wasteland beyond its walls. She reports on the outside world: west of
the Cascades, rain falls, crops grow, civilization thrives. But there is
danger too: the rising power of an army that pillages and enslaves
every community they happen upon.
Against the wishes of the
Sanctuary, a small group sets out in secrecy. Led by Lewis Meriwether
and Mina Clark, they hope to expand their infant nation, and to reunite
the States. But the Sanctuary will not allow them to escape without a
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