Brian Phillips lies alone in the Lumpton Treatment Center, reflecting on the poor choices that lead him there. But when a deadly virus is unleashed, Brian must flee for his life—aided only by an ominous, otherworldly figure … Meanwhile, Drew Murphy, a former Marine and EMT living in Boston, is haunted by his past and the daily stress of his job. Turning to alcohol to mask the pain, Drew is forced to confront the darkest aspects of himself when his wife walks out following an explosive argument . . . As Brian becomes the harbinger of a devastating plague, Drew is called to his ailing mother’s bedside. The world is soon plunged into chaos and Drew must make the long journey home on foot, encountering others along the way—each with their own hidden addictions. Can those remaining fight through a disintegrating humanity and overcome their demons … or will they simply succumb? A compelling look at addiction and the perseverance of the human spirit, Addiction and Pestilence is a modern retelling of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Don’t miss the exciting first installment in Edmund Kelly’s Slaying Dragons: A Journey through Hell.