In a world of extraordinary individuals, Axel wanted to be ordinary. Unfortunately for him, anything that could be normal about his life was stripped away from him four years ago. Now he walks around with an invisible weight on his shoulders. Terrified that someone is going to reveal his secret, he doesn't allow friends to occupy his life. He stays to himself, not that anyone else minded. He has remained in the shadows, watching the world change around him. When an old friend dies and leaves him with an unfinished mystery, Axel must force himself out the shadows he had grown to love. With the help of an over eager, goody two-shoes younger classman and a walking cliche of a superhero, Axel fights to solve the mystery. And maybe, just maybe, accept who he is.
Cassidy Faulker is no stranger to danger. Ever since the zombie apocalypse destroyed her home town, she spends most of her days getting chased and shot at after entering some idiot's territory she isn't supposed to. She doesn't, however, like surprises. She expects the gunfights. What she doesn't expect is to find is her boss begging for her help when she returns home to her apartment. She's a scavenger, not a bounty hunter, but he offers something she can't refuse. Paired with her best friend, she embarks on a journey that takes her through overrun zombie territories and allows her to meet a kind stranger that may just sweep her off her feet. But this is Cassidy Faulker. She doesn't get swept off her feet.