Warren got very lucky recently when he managed to steal some valuable coins in New Zealand. But now, it's time for his enemies to get lucky.
Philosophy professor Thaddeus Lowell has spent eighteen months hiding in the San Gabriel Mountains. When he finally realizes he has no more to fear from the virus, he ventures down into what appears to be an empty Los Angeles. Eventually, he comes in contact with two other men. In a casual conversation they discover a rather bizarre thing all three have in common. They realize this similar event in their work histories has shielded them from the virus. This information leads them to believe there might be others alive in Tucson, Arizona. The men decide to take a last chance road trip to Tucson with the hope of finding women who want to begin a new type of human society.