Dead City By Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant

Dead City

By Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 28 Ratings

Description

One drug saved the world. Now, the same drug threatens to destroy it. 

Ian Keys’s rocket career took him to the top of pharma giant Hemisphere — creator of Necrophage, the drug that paused the outbreak and allowed the infected to live among us as normal. 

Ian’s new position gives him access to secrets. To information the company doesn’t want others to know. And now, an anonymous insider has begun feeding him ominous hints. Ian can’t say what’s wrong at Hemisphere, exactly — only that something is. And that the “cure” the company gave the world might not have been a cure at all. 

Now men are watching Ian’s house. They’re following his wife wherever she goes. When he’s called to CEO Archibald Burgess’s office, he’s taken by armed guards — then plied with vague threats.

What would happen if Necrophage failed? Burgess asks. What would become of our society if the disease were allowed to progress again … and all of our well-behaved patients slowly turned feral?

There’s only one person Ian can take his case to: reporter Alice Frank, who’s been trying to blow the whistle on Hemisphere for years. 

But is there enough time to save what’s left of the world … or has the inevitable slide back into chaos already begun?

In this gripping biological technothriller, bestselling authors Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt blend real-world genetic engineering and high-stakes corporate espionage to deliver a heart-pumping race against the clock to save humanity.

Reviews

  • Well done

    4
    By Mikky37
    I enjoyed the dramatic reading of this novel . It struck a nice mix of suspense and believable character arcs. I also appreciated the effort at scientific explanation beyond the usual zombie genre.
  • And They Do It Again...

    5
    By heavyrain13
    Once again Platt & Truant have knocked it out of the park. Outside of being some of the most prolific authors out there, they (along with their partner, author David Wright) are some of the coolest, most down-to-earth writers I've ever come across. They engage with their fans in an awesome way. This book is awesome, and if you think you know what to expect, you'll be wrong. Great book.
  • Whoa! NOT What I Expected!

    5
    By ImAdamBailey
    I love Realm and Sands. Sean and Johnny are literary rockstars who write thoughtful, character driven stories that always make me think. And I LOVE that! They've never let me down as authors and Dead City was no exception. As per usual I started Dead City without reading the “back cover” and had no idea what I was in store for, other than the awesome cover. Story geniuses take me away! But wow, I honestly wasn’t expecting Dead City to be a kick-a@# thriller that tosses most of the Zombie tropes on their collective heads, and then stomps on them mercilessly. Not to mention the fact that this was actually a technothriller with bits of corporate espionage and some really cool genetic engineering stuff that I didn’t understand at all, but still made sense for the story. If that makes sense? I don’t want to say too much and ruin it for everybody, but Dead City is a super fun read with one of the most bad-a#@ endings in novel history. The set-up for book two is beyond tantalizing. I want it, and I want it NOW! And don’t get me started on how this needs a prequel, like, yesterday. Just sayin’…. Anyway, grab your helmet, and one of those riot shields (for the gore), and dive right in. I’ll see you at the end of the ride.
  • Whoa! NOT What I Expected!

    5
    By ImAdamBailey
    I love Realm and Sands. Sean and Johnny are literary rockstars who write thoughtful, character driven stories that always make me think. And I LOVE that! They've never let me down as authors and Dead City was no exception. As per usual I started Dead City without reading the “back cover” and had no idea what I was in store for, other than the awesome cover. Story geniuses take me away! But wow, I honestly wasn’t expecting Dead City to be a kick-a@# thriller that tosses most of the Zombie tropes on their collective heads, and then stomps on them mercilessly. Not to mention the fact that this was actually a technothriller with bits of corporate espionage and some really cool genetic engineering stuff that I didn’t understand at all, but still made sense for the story. If that makes sense? I don’t want to say too much and ruin it for everybody, but Dead City is a super fun read with one of the most bad-a#@ endings in novel history. The set-up for book two is beyond tantalizing. I want it, and I want it NOW! And don’t get me started on how this needs a prequel, like, yesterday. Just sayin’…. Anyway, grab your helmet, and one of those riot shields (for the gore), and dive right in. I’ll see you at the end of the ride.