I didn’t know danger was floating behind us on the breeze as we walked along the beach, seeping in through the windows of our picture postcard life.’
The year is 2024. A new social networking site bursts onto the scene. Private Life promises total privacy, with freebies and financial incentives for all. Across the world, a record number of users sign up.
A deadly virus is discovered in a little known African province, and it’s spreading—fast. The UK announces a countrywide vaccination programme. Members of underground group Unicorn believe the disease to be man-made, and that the people are being fed lies driven by a vast conspiracy.
Vicky Keating’s boyfriend, Dex, is working for Unicorn over two hundred miles away when the first UK outbreak is detected in her home town of Shipden, on the Norfolk coast. The town is placed under military controlled quarantine and, despite official assurances that there is no need for panic, within days the virus is unstoppable.
In London, Travis begins to question the nature of the top secret data analysis project he is working on, while in Newcastle there are scores to be settled…
This is the first book in the Project Renova series; the second, Lindisfarne, is now available, with the follow-up, UK2, due around late spring/early summer, 2018. Patient Zero, a collection of stand-alone short stories featuring minor characters from the series, is also available.
My Thoughts & Review
This book is absolutely GRIPPING! I started it one evening and was up half the night reading because it’s completely and utterly brilliant!
Oh My God! (I don’t say that very often!)
I’m not into dystopian books at all, although strangely whenever asked I’d always give The Stand by Stephen King as my favourite novel of all time.
I really only decided to give this one a try because I’m a huge fan of Terry Tyler the author. I’m so glad that I did.
This is a post-apocalyptical thriller, set in the UK in 2024. A lethal virus, initially contained in a small region in the UK, has spread to the whole of the British Isles and beyond.
It becomes clear that the population as a whole is not being offered the vaccination, it’s not available to the disabled, the elderly, unemployed and anyone with mental health problems.
An organisation known as Unicorn had been aware of something and had the foresight to obtain a batch of vaccine from a government employee.
The author has tapped into quite a lot of conspiracy theory and genuine fear about the possibility of data mining from social media and the information being used in a non positive and frankly frightening way.
What is so compelling about this novel is that the spread of such a virus to the general population could actually happen with terrifying consequences and the end of civilisation as we know it.
What I liked about the book wasn’t that it was all pure post apocalyptic horror but when society broke down and law and order was non-existent, certain people did group together in a positive way and learnt to live a life without mobile phones, the internet and luxury electrical items. I also liked the main characters, invested in them and wanted to know what happened to them all.
Brilliantly written. Terry Tyler, a true people watcher, really understands human nature and how people might react in certain situations and also the often complex dynamics of relationships
I’ve now bought the next one in the series. Highly recommended
About The Author
Terry Tyler is the author of sixteen books available from Amazon, the latest being ‘Patient Zero’, the third book in her new post apocalyptic series, which is a collection of stand-alone short stories featuring characters in the main novels. She is proud to be self-published, is an avid reader and book reviewer, and a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.
Terry is a Walking Dead addict, and loves history, winter, South Park and Netflix. She lives in the north east of England with her husband, a move that took place nine years ago from the beautiful Norfolk coast; she is still trying to learn Geordie.