The eastern Bicol region of the Philippines was devastated by Super Typhoon Durian. Catastrophic landslides took thousands of lives and buried entire villages. After several years abroad, a Filipino poet named Benjamin Agusan returns from Russia to his village, which is now buried under mud and a new river. He wanders through the ravaged world, meeting up with old friends and lovers.
When Daniel Plainview - a ruthless oil prospector - learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property.
In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there.