An alternate history, where the United States stopped fighting the Civil War because they had more pressing issues...the dead of Gettysburg began to walk.
Now, Native and African American youths are being put into combat schools to fight the "shamblers".
Issues of racism are well addressed. Jane is a strong woman. I agree with other who have said that some aspects of the story were a bit too "neat". I never downright feared for our characters. That said, I thought the story line was solid and am looking forward to the sequel.