By Terry McDonald

Go back and forth the not easy highway and adventure the motion and experience in the pages. Revised and edited 2/8/2015

Language, grownup events, violence.

A prequelto this novel is obtainable on Amazon. 'The desktop: Prelude to tough Road'

A publish Apocalyptic Tale.In the yr, 2017 an endemic decimates the worldwide human inhabitants with a survival expense of just one in 600. One kingdom after one other is

infected and accusations of bio-terrorism result in nuclear warfare. The Western Hemisphere is spared from any nukes yet finally the plague arrives within the united states leaving just a part million alive. A three-year nuclear iciness kills much more. Social constitution is nonexistent and anarchy is prevalent.

It is during this global that Jake Markett needs to commute to a safe haven in South Georgia, a bastion of desire and protection for the few survivors who make it there.

Walking down a rural street within the publish apocalyptic international of 2026, Jake Markett hears the sound of kids screaming in terror and is going to their relief. From that second, he and the 3 black youngsters he rescues are on a perilous trip to a spot of sanctuary.

Their direction is hindered by means of the coming of a paramilitary gang led by means of John Saint. they need to struggle each inch of how to the power a bit lady nicknames, Heaven.

As they commute, they rescue others from Saint's males. Jake falls in love with one

of the ladies he saves. it is a tale of survival and what it skill to be human.

There is a technology Fiction thread woven throughout the pages that's necessary to the plot yet isn't the dominate theme.

This novel includes image language / violence and motion Packed Excitement.

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There are a few little ears again the following hearing your each observe. ” “Yeah,” Jake acknowledged to Beth, “you have to close up. ” “You close up. ” “No, you close up. ” “I suggest it you two,” Agnes known as out back, “don’t make me arise there and whack your heads. ” Jake reached over and took Beth’s hand in his. “You close up,” he mouthed silently to her, smiling. “No, you close up up,” she mouthed again. They either began guffawing, and for your time, each time they glanced at one another they couldn’t suppress the giggles. The roadway more desirable dramatically a pair miles outdoors of Moultrie. a protracted element of the asphalt have been changed with concrete, not really too lengthy sooner than the worldwide disaster, and there has been not often a crack or a plant marring the skin. Jake elevated the rate, and shortly grew to become left to stick to the symptoms to the campgrounds. After a pair turns, they crossed a few railroad tracks and entered the park. an indication indicated there has been a camp pavilion to the left. a quick distance later, he stopped beside a wide coated pavilion with open aspects and a paved parking zone appropriate to house the large truck and trailer. The pavilion used to be with regards to a small lake. there have been numerous forged iron grills close to one finish. Agnes and Eva all started arrangements to cook dinner whereas Janie went scavenging for firewood. Jake, Beth and Al cleared components for 3 tents and in brief order that they had the camp web site prepared. “I convinced do wish that pal of yours positioned a few actual bogs in Heaven,” Al stated. “I might imagine he made priority,” Jake needed to agree. He walked to the place a spigot with a pump deal with was once slightly seen above the overgrowth and pumped the deal with vigorously once or twice. To his shock rusty water got here spurting out, a number of pumps later it was once operating transparent. “I’ll get our empties,” Al acknowledged, “that water smells fresh. ” “Good pondering, son. Pump it a couple of times extra to transparent the down pipe of status water. enable the others understand I’ll be again the place the line splits. I’ll take my dinner there. inform Agnes to determine safeguard shifts for this night. ” Jake retrieved his rifle from the place he’d leaned it, and hiked the region mile backtrack the line. The sunlight was once getting low, and the day’s warmth used to be fading. It promised to be a funky evening. while he reached the fork, he discovered a spot to hunker down, collected a pile of pine straw to pad the world, and settled in together with his rifle throughout his knees. almost immediately sooner than sundown, he observed Janie coming down the line along with his dinner plate balanced in a single hand and a cup within the different. He referred to as out so she might be aware of the place he was once. She passed him his plate and cup with reduction. She sat beside him and commenced rubbing her wrist. “I advised them i may convey this to you, yet a plate can certain get heavy. ” “It convinced can, honey. How previous are you currently? ” “I’m nonetheless 9 foolish. My birthday’s now not until eventually August. ” “I wager you don’t recognize what day in August. ” “Do too. It’s the 9th. ” “Wow,” Jake stated, creating a psychological word of the date. She snuggled nearer. “It feels stable having a daddy, I by no means had one prior to. ” “That’s now not actual, honey.

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