Five escapees from the Beast’s camp join Daniel and "Sam" Bryant’s family of orphans. The leader tells Daniel what he already knows: “The Beast is still looking for you and he’s getting close again. The family must find a new safe place, but how safe can it be when one of the escapees is a “half-one” who infiltrates the family to help capture “breeders” which are crucial to the Beast's survival.
Ethan stands before the Beast, receiving his orders to once again infiltrate Daniel Bryant’s family of orphans. All of the remaining “outside humans” must be located and captured because the Beast's food supply is low and he is hungry. Will Ethan’s changed appearance fool Daniel and the others long enough to return them to the Beast? The survival of both species - man and beast is at stake.
The world they know has ceased to exist. A beast and its legion of monsters has invaded the earth. Except for a few children and two adults, most of the people are dead-reduced to dust and bones. Daniel and Samantha become surrogate parents of a makeshift family that is literally running for their very lives to avoid becoming the invaders' food supply.