JESSIE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND the horrors of Stage I that had swallowed St. Louis, but she knew whatever killed her daddy had stolen the world at the same time. What do I do? She couldn't shake what the old homeless man had said about her being the chosen one. He'd told her to follow her heart, but how could she when it hurt so bad?
All the bodies, the destruction, the silence that suffocated the world - she was sure she was the only sane one left...
8 Days is the riveting story of the not-so-distant future when four brilliant young scientists begin the process of cleansing humanity by systematically releasing the chemical X-86 on cities around the world. Their mission? To destroy everything over the course of eight days, leaving a chosen few to survive and rule the planet.
What they don't count on is demented, power-hungry, 60-year-old CEO Tony Andrews who has his own plan - and weapons - to dominate the world. Neither they nor Tony can stop the chemical's survivors from coming together to face their uncertain future. The survivors who have been drawn to Joplin, Missouri, have the desire and instinct, along with the visions of eight-year-old Jessie, to guide them and begin to rebuild with what little is left.