Where can you hide when the Earth wants you dead? In the near future crime, drugs and pollution make the cities uninhabitable. Gangs roam the streets ravaging at will, the police have all but surrendered, and the air and water are slowly killing the population. One small group determines to survive. Packing only what they can carry, they head north toward what they hope will be an unspoiled wilderness paradise intent on making a new start, and building new lives. But nature isn't that forgiving. For years mankind has been destroying the landscape and slaughtering the animals. Now strange mutants inhabit the dark forests and depths of mountain lakes. The earth itself seems to be seeking vengeance by ridding itself of its tormentors. A new day is coming, but will anyone survive "the dawning?"