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Book one of the groundbreaking Decimation trilogy.

Fifteen years ago, the Orestes virus first emerged, sweeping across the globe and infecting every living person within a matter of days. Despite the best efforts of the scientific community, there is no treatment, no vaccine. It lies dormant until a woman gives birth. Then she dies.

Teenage wheelchair athlete Antimone Lessing can’t remember how she got pregnant. She thinks her life is over as the doctors prepare to deliver her baby. Meanwhile, a hunt is underway to arrest the man suspected of raping her, but even if the police catch him, it will be too late for Antimone.

When she unexpectedly survives, she becomes a vital clue in the race to develop a cure before the global population declines beyond the point of no return.

But survival comes at a price. As her doctors try to understand why she is still alive, she must choose between preserving humanity's future and protecting the life of her newborn child.

How far would you go to save the human race?

©2017 Richard T. Burke (P)2021 Richard T. Burke

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  • Mindy H
  • 25-10-21

Very Intriguing read and awesome audio experience

I was a bit leary about A futuristic thriller that involves a virus that will eventually destroy mankind but this turned out to be a good story!! Plenty of new detail is added throughout the storyline to keep the action rolling along. The horror of the Villian Rosalyn Baxter rides a fine line between real mad scientist and unbelievable and stays just on the right side of it!
The real win for me is the pairing of the story and the narrator. It took this from being a solid good book to being a great experience. I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.