Michael Sky is an ex military American who was deployed when the outbreak occurred. Upon returning home in Indiana he found his family dead by gunshot wounds. At the very least he was thankful, as they had not turned or suffered. He began to travel west, and survived long enough to reach the coast of Washington state. There he met a group of Russian survivors who had been in the states on vacation when the outbreak occurred, and had a boat ready to set sail home. Michael decided to join them, and they allowed it. He felt he had nothing to lose and had always wanted to travel. On the voyage to Russia, the naval vessel was capsized at sea and Michael washed up on the shores of an unknown, foreign land. Here, he must make a new home and survive.