Devastation Point -5 Years Post Viral Apocalypse
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What would you do if you were stranded halfway around the world when it crumbled?
The world collapsed after the spread of the hyper-aggressive H5N1 Avian plague and several airborne mutations. By simply breathing the air, billions upon billions around the world died in less than a few months' time.
Soon after, technology and infrastructure disintegrated. Electricity is gone; there are no cell phones, Internet, television or much else. Humanity lies in waste, disease and ruin. Among the remaining survivors, one very rare gene in the human DNA surfaced as resistant to the onslaught.
Stuck in the remote mining town of Mudgee, Australia, Colonel Connor MacMillen survives the dark and dangerous times. Motivated by family, he intends to get home to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--or rather, the Fayette Mountains south of Pittsburgh. He has unfinished business to attend to there.
After four impossible years traveling in a post-apocalyptic world, Connor Mac lands in San Francisco and commences the last leg of his journey across the continental United States.
DEVASTATION POINT begins Connor Mac's exploits in the fifth year of the New Dark Ages as he encounters a strange and changed America turned upside down by the "Cuckoo Flu".
Encountering new friends as well as making fierce enemies along the way, his personal journey reveals a furious and confident fight for life. But, unbeknownst to Connor Mac, his journey to get home is noticed by those still in power in America; and they’re looking for him. It seems he is decidedly different than most men left standing. While all living men are infertile, he is still able to reproduce. And, that changes everything.
DEVASTATION POINT is a literary achievement that takes a comprehensive and thoughtful look at how one man, trained by America's best, would respond to a world completely altered by the pandemic destruction. To Connor Mac, family connections are critical and returning home can be a prime motivator for one last and final mission.
What a great ride! I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. The characters were rich and interesting, the dialogue moved perfectly, and the action kept my attention.
As a former Federal Agent with the DEA, I completely enjoyed Colonel Starks character. Being trained in a paramilitary organization with less than 25% females, I was absolutely able to relate to her strategy of commanding in this post-apocalyptic world.
I loved the story line and the action, but what most captivated me was the authors ability to expose each characters deep, almost primal, motivation in their actions and relationships. Mac's character was perfectly imperfect in that he was the epitome of a war machine but did struggle with allowing himself to succumb to his feelings.
I felt the dialogue added a great pacing to the development of the authors characters, which is one of the most important attributes to a book in my opinion.
I am absolutely a fan of this author. I am looking forward to the Mac sequel, as well as future stories! Excellent job on this fantastic read!
Best ending of a post apocalyptic novel i have ever read! 5 stars and can't wait for a sequel!
Wild wild ride !
Okay, so I came across this book during my "apocalypse" fix and couldn't freaking put it down! Thanks, Kirk...now I'm an addict and a follower. Imagine if the world ends and every skill that you know is tested. Oh, and there's something so much worse than plain ol' zombies.
NEWS FLASH: did you know he has a second book?!? Yeehaw, serial killers!!