Alan is visiting Japan on business trip. After the outbreak of a pandemic, he finds himself to be the sole survivor. A viral disease has wiped away his past life: Alan must fear injury, sickness and hunger - the food begins to decay in the stores. Yet, Alan sets out to travel back to his family in Berlin, straight across Asia and some 10,000 miles of hardship and adventure. An exciting book, impossible to put down. In this thrilling adventure novel about a man left alone on earth, Suter combines post-apocalyptic elements with an adventurous road novel.