Concerns a young father who attempts to save himself and his family from a world moving inexorably and mysteriously toward chaos and violence.Danny McCoyne spends his days plugging away at a thankless, unfulfilling job as a minor bureaucrat in an unnamed English city. When he witnesses a series of brutal attacks, he's somewhat at a loss. Were these isolated instances or signs of something larger? Danny isn't the only one noticing the uptick in violence, however. Soon news reports are full of stories about Haters--once well-behaved, normal people who begin unleashing vicious, seemingly unprovoked attacks on friends, family members and strangers with often homicidal aggression, and no one seems to know why. After things start getting really out of hand, Danny begins to suspect that something big may be happening, something which the powers that be want to keep quiet. He just needs to keep his family and himself alive long enough to figure out what's happening.