The Holeby Aaron Ross Powell
The two survivors set out on an unimaginable journey, driven by a cryptic message from Evajean’s husband: If anything terrible happens, you must get to Salt Lake
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The world as Elliot Bishop and Evajean Rhodes know it is gone. Destroyed. In just two weeks, a horrific plague raged across the planet—driving its victims insane before killing them.
The two survivors set out on an unimaginable journey, driven by a cryptic message from Evajean’s husband: If anything terrible happens, you must get to Salt Lake City. But the pair soon discover they are not alone, and that the plague has done more than kill. The countryside between Virginia and Utah now crawls with victims who have been driven mad—violent lunatics fueled with definite yet unknown purpose.
To survive, Elliot and Evajean must fight for their lives—against the crazies, against sinister forces who would stop their quest, against long-ago hidden menaces—and uncover the deeply guarded secret of those driven mad and the plague that spawned them. The secret of a destructive force unleashed on the world by one of America's most powerful religious sects...
“A unique take on the apocalypse. Powell draws on modern supernatural belief to craft an intriguing vision of Man’s last stand.”
author of Empire and Empire’s End
“Seamlessly combines apocalyptic horror, religious elements, and grotesque monsters into one undeniably original read.”
—Eloise J. Knapp,
author of The Undead Situation
"Powell kicks the door in, loads his shotgun full of fresh religious conspiracy, cult creepiness, bloodthirsty monsters, and apocalyptic savagery, and shoots the whole damned thing in your face. Because you deserve it."
—Ryan C. Thomas, author of Hissers
“[Powell] will soon be well known in the horror genre.”
—Barbara Mulcahy, Withersin
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I read some fiction though not a lot. I usually have trouble becoming engrossed enough in the story to continue. Hence, I don't stick with it, and many books are started but few finished. This book is different. I read two-thirds of it in one sitting, something I have not done in many years (I think the last time was reading John Updike). I stayed up through the night reading this. As the cliche goes, I could not put it down. But this is not a cliche. The book really is engrossing. But it is engrossing in a weird (and good) way. In an abstract way, what happens in the plot is not believable. But it doesn't matter! Even though I knew the events were fantastic, it did not affect my "suspension of disbelief" one iota. The human story here, I guess, is really compelling. The ending is satisfying though I can't explain why. It's a road story, and a chase story, kind of a love story, and a book that is deeper than I think I understand. But most of all, it's a great read, and a book that has convinced me for the first time in a long time that a story can be disturbing, fun, and provocative all at once. More Powell, please!
I started to get into this book expecting it to be about a "plague" as the description suggests, and all it is about is the authors atheist beliefs deep down...so that was a waste of $2.99 I could have spent on another book and a day and a half of my life I will never get back! Very misleading ...I would give 0 stars for this book. But it won,t let me! So 1 star but really 0!!!!