She survived. That’s not good enough.
When Ebola struck Manhattan, Ava Panic was a bright high school sophomore. Two years later, Ava’s still kicking. Also hitting, biting, and gouging eyes.
Nine out of ten didn’t make it. Half the survivors are feral teens like Ava. During the Starve, their gangs terrorized the city. The Army finally stopped the dying, and resettled desirable refugees to new lives out in the countryside. But no one wants the gang rats, least of all the adults in the city. The generations loathe each other.
The new nation of Hudson hopes Army discipline can salvage these kids. Ava is game. Because the Army holds all the cards now. And if the streets taught her anything, Ava knows that only the ones with power survive. But for this to work, either the Army or gang rat Ava will have to change.
If you enjoy vivid characters, compelling world-building, and page-turning action, you'll love this first book of Ginger Booth's apocalyptic day-after-tomorrow Calm Act series. Suggested for fans of Mike Sheridan, Matthew Mather, William R. Forstchen, Stephen King, A.G. Riddle, or Steven Konkoly, in books such as Cyberstorm, One Second After, and The Jakarta Pandemic.