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Place To Die
by Sam North
The Great Flu Pandemic of 2009 is coming. Are you prepared?
will keep readers in suspense, laced with gritty-gallows humor'
plausible, and sickeningly addictive, Another Place to Die
will terrify you, thrill you, and make you petrified of anyone who
comes near you...'.
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Place To Die
Two hundred thousand people die suddenly in China from a mutation of
the H5N1 bird-flu virus. Before the Chinese Government can contain it,
it is already literally flying around the world. It gains a firm foothold
on North Americas East Coast despite widespread use of
antivirals and a sophisticated National Strategy for Pandemic
Planning. Yet the vaccination needed to combat this new lethal
strain is at least four to six months away.
Worldwide, economies are imploding. Vancouvers upcoming Winter
Olympic plans are in ruins. Homeland Security have already closed the
U.S. borders. Real estate everywhere is in free fall. Rumours of mass
burial sites already being dug outside the city are circulating. Everyone
is afraid of each other and martial law has already been imposed in
some major cities in Europe and the States.
Fen 15 and her restless family have already fled to one of the many
Gulf Islands off British Columbia Mainland - but after just four weeks
they are going completely stir-crazy. To make matters worse, Fen hears
rumours of people going from island to island burning and looting.
Arno Lakis is a successful futures analyst in Toronto, but hes
read the runes, seen the secret mortality figures. He has made his choice.
To stay is to die. He flies West, on one of the last flights before
they close the airports. He intends to find Rachel, a woman he met just
once at a conference. Rachel is his big plan. If you cant rescue
the world save the one you love. Rachels job has already
gone, and her apartment building is in quarantine, she cant live
Deka, the immigrant cabbie is one of the few men confident he wont
get flu. He has shunned the governments antiviral TCH-5 and used
Doc Borovs killer soup instead, a home made vaccine developed
by a former Russian virologist and ex-cabbie, who claims it will beat
the virus. Doc Borov runs a secret clinic from a Gastown art gallery.
Vancouver is still functioning, seemingly secure because everyone is
vaccinated. The Premier is reluctant to close things down, aware that
fifty-percent of the population could be made unemployed. The rich are
leaving, their yachts disappear at night.
This is a city
on the verge of a nightmare, reluctant to close its eyes for fear
of what may come.
There is a choice; hide away and hope to survive it, or flee to remote
locations. But beware, the virus might get there before you. We discover
the truth, there are no lone heroes to save mankind after all
its every man, woman and child for themselves.
We are never more than three days away from civic breakdown and the
virus quickly exposes our vulnerability. Cities die fast and all the
planning in the world cant help when no one can get to work and
the power shuts down. Realistic, plausible and relentless, Sam Norths
Another Place to Die is a blueprint for anyone seeking survival
tips for the coming plague.
Another Place to Die Lulu Press ISBN: 978-1-84753-899-4
Available from all good on-line booksellers and Waterstones in the UK
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