Book Two of the Turning Point A month has passed since the Strain Delta plague was unleashed on Earth, and most of mankind has already succumbed. All animals are carriers, all food is suspect, and nowhere is safe. Yet small groups still struggle to survive. In Texas, Vance Cartwright and his band of survivalists try to ride out the swarm of infected while Colonel Cobb Pendleton and his men fight to cross 2,000 miles of badlands to reach safety. In the Pacific, Air Force Lieutenant Andrew Tobin is a helpless bystander aboard a flotilla of civilian and navy vessels as survivors try to hold together the last vestiges of civilization. Food and fuel are running low, and more survivors join the group every day. Lieutenant Pearl Grange, commander of Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell, heads north, searching for a haven in which the flotilla survivors can find respite, only to find armed aggressors willing to do anything to stop her mission, including killing her if necessary. Just when all hope seems lost, a beacon shines forth. The President of the United States is alive and stranded aboard an E-4 doomsday plane. She could unite the survivors and give them direction if they could save her . . . but how many lives is it worth to save the president, when so few remain? Mankind is on the ropes, fleeing from extinction. This is A Time To Run.