Athena and the Hellcat crew are driving hard. Their first stop is the wasteland’s only remaining radio station in Columbus, Ohio—run by the quirky Dapper brothers. It’s there that Athena learns of the dangers farther west in the nuclear hell—radiation, massive insects and a savage group of raiders called Wraiths.
Athena’s best hope of getting to California is the organization that runs the railroads—The Trakers. Athena suspects not all is as it seems with the powerful religious group, but the Traker’s titanic locomotive—the Bulldozer—is the only way she can cover the dusty dead expanse of the Midwest. So she makes a deal.