Twelve-year-old Atua’s childhood didn’t consist of video games, television shows, or computer time. He grew up on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica and spent his days playing outdoors, participating in surfing competitions, and learning how to grow food. Now, as the rainy season drenches Costa Rica, Atua is off to visit his Grandpa Art in Upstate New York. But the flight attendants don’t look well, and the other passengers on Atua’s plane are acting strange. A fight breaks out, and the next thing he knows, Atua’s waking up in the wreckage of the aircraft, miles from his final destination. And as if things weren’t bad enough, the downed plane is surrounded by the flesh-eating living-dead! Tammy, a rugged girl of thirteen, has seen the plane go down and is determined to find and aid any survivors. Now Atua and Tammy team up in a race to Syracuse to find Atua’s Grandpa, desperate to out-run hunger, exhaustion, and hordes of crazed, bloodthirsty Zombies.