by Michael E Koogler


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Homeland Security Agent Rick Alders lives a relatively peaceful life in his home town of Helena, Montana. His idyllic existence is shattered when a top-secret government black ops project known only as The Horde, is activated during the presentation of a breakthrough technology that would bridge the gap between our reality and the unknown of cyberspace. As Agent Alders plunges deeper into a nightmare he never could have imagined, he finds himself pitted against a malevolent intelligence with a single purpose - the annihilation of the human race.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996153706
Publisher: Kreative Storm Press
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Series: Horde Series , #1
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Michael Koogler was born in Dayton, Ohio and resides today in Iowa with his wife and children. He got his start as a writer in the early eighties when he wrote an article for the local newspaper and has been writing ever since.

He is an avid reader of all things fiction and putting pen to paper is a joy hard to express. He continues to balance his time between work, family, and spinning stories and yarns ranging from end-times fiction to horror to fantasy.

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Antivirus 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SecondRunReviews More than 1 year ago
The Horde Is Coming For You Antivirus by Michael Koogler is a science fiction thriller with a twist of gruesome. It kept my mind engaged and my skin crawling until the end. This novel was a bit outside my normal genres—a bit more on the hardcore science fiction side than I tend to read. There are compelling characters throughout Antivirus, I immediately connected with Jennifer and Jon Sheppard. Their relationship felt real and believable. I understood the conflict they both felt in relation to their careers and their need to make sure the other was happy. And their dog, Dakota, filled out their family, and became a real key player in the unfolding of the plot. I could see him bounding around the house and backyard wrestling with Jon and protecting Jennifer. I actually disagree with the book’s blurb on GoodReads. This book, in my opinion is about Jon and his family. The computer virus, introduced in the Prologue, was a real character to me as well. The level of sophistication of the software and its ability to adapt was amazing. I was reminded of the movie, Her, which showed the tender side of intelligent, adaptable AI. The Horde is the complete flip of that. Imagine Hannibal Lecter as a virus. *shivers* I will admit that Antivirus was a bit gory. The gruesome bits were a bit too much for me. The way the virus consumed people was disturbing. As the book wound down to its conclusion and the virus ramped up the body count, the gore escalated. There is only so much guts and gore this girl can take. I’m barely able to watch people bleeding to death on television without getting a bit squicked out. Antivirus was a thrill ride I wasn’t expecting. If you have a weak stomach, you may wish to proceed with caution. And be prepared to be haunted…hunted by The Horde.
Aaroneous More than 1 year ago
Time and time again we see thrillers rehash familiar scenarios. Perhaps it is a viral outbreak. Or maybe it is a mysterious killer, or the threat of a devastating terrorist attack. They all seem pretty straight forward. But what if there was a twist. Say, combine them all together. Now that would really be something. Enter Antivirus. The first solo release from author Michael Koogler, Antivirus is a bold new addition to the techno-thriller genre. It is centered on daring new innovations, black ops military contracts, and a frightening new meeting point between humanity and technology. The concept at work here truly is Antivirus’ greatest strength. I can admit that I was hooked before even opening the cover. Koogler spins his tale with masterful story telling. Not only does it grab you from the start, but it refuses to let go until the very end. And like so many good thrillers, Antivirus maintains a blistering pace. There are no flat spots, slowdowns, or rest stops to catch your breath. Once you start, you are in for the duration. I also found myself connecting with the characters, which only pulled me deeper into the conflict. As a result I found that I could not put this book down. Koogler has crafted a wonderfully creepy and precautionary tale about the meeting point of technology and the human mind. It pays homage to thriller greats such as Crichton, Koontz, and King, while propping itself up by its own fresh perspective and ideas. I highly recommend this book!