DAVID HINE spins a bloody and dire tale from the beginning of the Crossed outbreak. A group of American college kids abroad find themselves not only in a strange land but at ground zero with the grinning psychopaths of the apocalypse. What started out as a road trip to Japan has turned into a grueling bloodbath of pain and misery. Even at a remote Japanese monastery temple, there is no help, there is no hope... There is only the Crossed.