In Benjamin Percy’s new thriller, a postapocalyptic
reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga, a super flu and nuclear fallout have
made a husk of the world we know. A few humans carry on, living in outposts
such as the Sanctuary—the remains of Saint Louis—a shielded community that owes
its survival to its militant defense and fear-mongering leaders.
Then a rider comes from the wasteland beyond its walls. She
reports on the outside world: west of the Cascades rain falls, crops grow,
civilization thrives. But there is danger too: the rising power of an army that
pillages and enslaves every community they happen upon.
Against the wishes of the Sanctuary, a small group sets out
in secrecy. Led by Lewis Meriwether and Mina Clark, they hope to expand their
infant nation, and to reunite the States. But the Sanctuary will not allow them
to escape without a fight. Download and start listening now!