A Nation of Addicts

A Nation of Addicts

by Lee Penney
A Nation of Addicts

A Nation of Addicts

by Lee Penney



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A warming climate has allowed tropical diseases to spread to every corner of the globe and the ensuing health crisis has dragged much of the planet into anarchy. Protected by the sea, Britain maintains order, but the need for daily doses of medication mean the pharmaceutical companies now pull the strings.

With a monopoly and never-ending demand, life is good for those who work for them, but when Emma's mother falls ill and the company refuses to treat her, she's forced to turn to a group of dissidents attempting to throw off the chemical yoke.

When word of a possible cure reaches them, they ask Emma to steal it. If she's caught, she'll disappear for good, but it's the price for saving her mum, or are they just using her? Either way, time is running out.

If you're a fan of Children of Men, V for Vendetta, 1984 or similar tales of government-controlled dystopia then you'll love A Nation of Addicts.

This is a novelette of ~8,500 words (28 pages)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044630611
Publisher: Lee Penney
Publication date: 07/03/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lee can generally be found staring at a screen from behind a keyboard, either writing, coding or attempting to read all of the interesting parts of the internet before someone adds a new bit. He has a fascination with stories in all forms, especially film, and enjoys spending as much time as possible in a world other than this one.

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