The second thrilling book in the best-selling Maze Runner series starts with a bang. Sun flares have destroyed most of Earth, and a virus called the Flare has ravaged its population. Those who survived are turning into zombies and attacking one another. Thomas and his Glade friends are infected with the virus, and have limited time before they turn into zombies themselves. Their only chance is completing a second trial, but this time they must compete against each other!