Russell Shoemaker is possibly the last person on Earth
"I sold technology to the world, back when there was technology" Russell runs a boutique advertising agency, and is working on an International IBM Campaign - "A way to spread the word of technology".We meet our first characters Russell and his wife and their child ... Russell flies out to New York to make an advertising pitch ... when he wakes in his NY 4 star hotel room, he knows that something is wrong ... "maybe there had been a blackout" ... as he leaves his hotel room we see a FAX on the floor (possibly slipped under the door overnight) ... elevators, we take for granted ... Russell notices that he is alone ... and as he enters the street, the only noise he hears are the birds ... then it rained, biblical in proportion.
Now about those characters, the website says
Russell: will he eventually make it home, and what will he have to sacrifice.
Janelle Shoemaker: Russell's wife always supportive of Russell's ambitions, until recently, she appears to be the perfect wife but is she.
Kizzy Shoemaker: Russell's daughter, older and wiser than her years imply, her dreams may prove to be very important to Russell's quest.
These are the characters that we have met, but two others are given on the web site.
Officer Delondre Baines: No-nonsense but fair NYC mounted patrol cop. Witnessed The Fall firsthand during her night beat. The event had a profound impact on her. Will she and Shoe ever meet again?
Mr Tanaka: A Japanese immigrant and World War II atomic bomb survivor. Also survived 9/11. But can he survive the uprising in Washington. DC?