Synopsis: Three people face down a mysterious government organization in a search for a series of missing persons in this dark, apocalyptic thriller
What is happening to the country—and the planet?
A government bio-lab experiment goes hideously wrong, infecting people with scientifically-programmed madness . . .
Random kidnappings of women and girls proliferate throughout the land . . .
Some people suddenly succumb to horrifically virulent viruses while others become able to read minds . . .
Mysteriously summoned to confront these frightening questions, three people are thrown together on a bizarre cross-country quest: Cheryl Gibson, an LA cop; Billy Howahkan, a Lakota Sioux with seeming supernatural gifts, and Bhakti Singh, a distinguished space scientist. They must track down a pair of children with extraordinary powers. These two young people will determine humanity’s fate—obliteration or salvation.
As the three set out across America, the blood-dimmed tide is terminally unleashed. Anarchy, terror, and death stalk the land.
Review: I would not venture to make a summary of this book, it is too complex for that. I will clarify my feelings from the book’s summary:
After reading this synopsis, I was expecting a very fast-paced reading, with the virus, kidnapping, the experience gone wrong… In fact, the first part of the book (approximately 200 pages) is a presentation of the different characters and the reaction of some regarding the kidnapping of two girls. It’s very slow and boring, I admit that I almost stopped my reading. After this first part it improves, we begin to understand what is happening and see this announced Apocalypse. The pace remains always the same.
The story is very focused on the supernatural aspect, I did not expect so much of it.
The author has succeeded in describing his characters and their relationships, but the fact that there is almost a storyline for each character makes our reading complicated . I was also a little disappointed by the end.
As you see, this reading was not made for me. If you liked The Stand by Stephen King, this book may please you because we find there the same narrative rhythm.