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I have been reading a few pandemic books since we're all being confronted by the COVID-19 virus. I don't know what that says about me (a glutton for punishment, maybe?) but I've always enjoyed these type of books along with other books of the post-apocalyptic genre.
Nine years ago the H5N7, or dog virus, decimated the world population, killing 87% of the people who are infected. Then, after the virus hit, two major world powers decide to nuke each other. Smart, huh? Not an efficient way to control population growth if you ask me.
In Deliverance, Oklahoma there is a community of survivors that are doing well. Reid, who lived through having the virus, and his 9 year old daughter, Hannah, live there. Reid is approached about going on a dangerous mission but doesn't agree until Hannah shows the first signs of being infected. Now she has 7 days to live.
This was an okay book. It seemed to me to be Pandemic Lite 101. It glossed over a lot of the details that I would have enjoyed reading about concerning the beginnings of the disease and the war. And the characters were a little flat. I would have rated this 3 1/2 stars if I could have. I ended up rounding that to 4 because it did hold my interest for most of the book and wasn't too bizarre.
Interesting brief story of the results of a virus and subsequent nuclear holocaust. The story (prologue to epilogue) spans nine years but focuses sharply on one week in the lives of a handful of people. The main protagonists are Reid, one man that lost his wife to the virus and his daughter Hannah who is now 9. The story seems sound. Like a body needs a skeleton to remain upright, it also needs the depth of organs and tissues to make it viable and mobile, this story moves but lacks something. Thoughts and decisions abound but something is missing.
A very good story, one filled with hope, regret, pain and survival. The dog flu helped destroy the world, but now rumors of a cure reach the walls of Deliverance. Reid and Hannah have limited time to find a cute, can they find it in seven days?