Plague Zone (Plague Year Trilogy #3)

Plague Zone (Plague Year Trilogy #3)

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by Jeff Carlson
     
 

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View our feature on Jeff Carlson’s Plague Zone.After surviving the machine plague and the world war that followed, nanotech researcher Ruth Goldman and ex-army ranger Cam Najarro discovered that a new contagion is about to be unleashed.

Read Jeff Carlson's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

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View our feature on Jeff Carlson’s Plague Zone.After surviving the machine plague and the world war that followed, nanotech researcher Ruth Goldman and ex-army ranger Cam Najarro discovered that a new contagion is about to be unleashed.

Read Jeff Carlson's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Gripping. Jeff Carlson concludes his Plague trilogy with an epic struggle among desperate nations equipped with nano weapons...This book is an object lesson in why we'd better learn to get along before the next arms race."-Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award-winning author of The Devil's Eye

"Jeff Carlson's Plague Zone is a high-octane thriller at the core-slick, sharp, and utterly compelling. Oh yeah, and it's frightening. SF doesn't get much better than this."-Steven Savile, international bestselling author of Silver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441017997
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Series:
Plague Year Trilogy Series , #3
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Gripping. Jeff Carlson concludes his Plague trilogy with an epic struggle among desperate nations equipped with nano weapons...This book is an object lesson in why we'd better learn to get along before the next arms race."-Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award-winning author of The Devil's Eye

"Jeff Carlson's Plague Zone is a high-octane thriller at the core-slick, sharp, and utterly compelling. Oh yeah, and it's frightening. SF doesn't get much better than this."-Steven Savile, international bestselling author of Silver

Meet the Author

Jeff Carlson's short fiction has appeared in venues such as Asimov's, Strange Horizons, Fantastic Stories, and Writers of the Future XXIII. Plague Year is his first novel. He lives with his wife and sons in California.

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Plague Zone (Plague Year Trilogy #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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JaxGrampy More than 1 year ago
“Plague Zone” by uber-talented Jeff Carlson is a brilliant conclusion to the “Plague” trilogy. These three works of art will make a much more complete story if read in order. In a pinch any of them will work as a stand-alone. However, without knowing who the characters are, or what their history is, you will be short-changing yourself. In “Plague Zone” our lead characters have embarked on an ambitious program to establish a peaceful community, consisting of many people who have tired of the war and its dire consequences, and just want to get on with living. By scavenging other sites of various tools, equipment, materials and food, the community is actually turning out the way everybody hoped it would. That is, until an older woman approaches the exclusion fencing that surrounds them. Contact was made, it see what she wanted… perhaps she was a refugee who only wanted to become a part of their joint effort. Sadly, such was not the case. In a world where ANY good news is too good to be true, the community was under siege once again. This time only a handful of survivors escaped, commandeering a jeep which got them 30 miles away before running out of gas. Jeff Carlson has proven time and time again that he is a legitimate creative author, who can hold his own against “the big boys” in the world of fiction. His entire “Plague” trilogy is more than adequate to make that obvious to all but the densest of readers. I kept getting a creepy feeling running up my spine, every time the thought crossed my mind that I had somehow gotten a hold of a History book from the future. The plot, the story, the characters, even the xenophobia rang true to life, and the trilogy plays out in an incredibly realistic manner. As in life, good guys die. Sometimes bad guys win. Ethnic and religious hatred are as much a part of our DNA as is hair color and body shape. “Plague Zone” is frighteningly possible. It does not rely on aliens from outer space, or demons crawling up through an earthquake fault, or even zombies popping up in the various cemeteries, to create an aura of fear and horror. “Plague Zone” relies on the greatest monster of all: the evil that resides inside men. I most emphatically urge you – ALL of you – to get this trilogy and read it, in order. Even as frightening as it can be, you will find, as I did, that you just cannot set it down and walk away, without a serious effort and a strong constitution.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Three years ago a nanotech plague was released and spread across the world killing anyone who lived below 10,000 feet in altitude. Russians and Indians were welcome her until the Russian ignited a bomb to try and destroy the superpower. Russian military landed on the West Coast with the Chinese following them. In Jefferson, Colorado, Cam Najarro, his wife and nanotech expert Ruth Goldman formed a small community that was barely surviving. One day a woman breached their perimeter, but they soon realize she carried a new plague that affected the brain. The Chinese launched the new infection as well as deployed their military to round up survivors as they have no room for any of them. Ruth is the only chance the United States has to find a cure for this new plague, but she must meet up with plague free members of the military complex that possess the equipment she needs. Cam is looking at the hot zone of California for a scientist who might help them with the antidote while the government fires nukes at China. Cam and Ruth are in different places far apart, but sharing the same fear that short of a miracle the end of humanity is coming soonest. The final thriller in the Plague year trilogy raises ethical questions about scientific research seeking a cure for a pandemic disease and issues on government intervention along the lines of Typhoid Mary. Jeff Carlson makes a case that scientists created the plagues that governments deployed and these same researchers seek the cures. Whereas Ruth and cam hope to save Planet Earth in spite of the insanity of leaders, the governments continue on their merry military maelstrom; picture world wide New Orleans circa Katrina as DC (and Texas) fiddle with wars elsewhere. Jeff Carlson provides a super cautionary science fiction techno thriller. Harriet Klausner