When we last left Yorick, we learned that, orbiting Earth in the international space station, there were three astronauts — two of whom were men. If these men are able to land safely on Earth, and are not affected by the plague, then Yorick will no longer be the last man on Earth, tripling humanity’s chances of survival on Planet Earth.
Yorick is also being pursued by a woman quickly shaping up to become his nemesis: the ruthless Alter Tse’elon. She has basically hijacked the Mossad in order to hunt Yorick down and return with him to Israel so that he can begin repopulating Earth there. Some of her underlings question her motivation, but still follow her orders.
There’s a sort of epilogue at the end of the book in which Yorick sees a play… about the last man on Earth. It’s another nice bit of meta, but, at this point, the dig in the ribs is a little annoying.
While it was still an excellent read and tons of fun, it was one of the weaker volumes of the series, in my opinion. It dragged just a tiny bit, and, as I mentioned, the meta references are getting a bit cheesy.
But it’s still a ton of fun.