For rentboy Nico Fernández, it's a simple job: seduce a presidential advisor to help cement approval to launch Project Juggernaut. He's done similar work for General Logan McClosky before, and manipulating people for his favorite client beats the hell out of being trafficked for slave wages in some corporate brothel.
Zach Houtman feels called to work with the most vulnerable outcasts of society. But his father, the Reverend Maurice Houtman, insists that Zach work for him instead as he runs for Senate. Zach reluctantly agrees, but is horrified to see his father leaving behind Christ's mandate of love and mercy to preach malicious zealotry and violence instead. Zach even starts to suspect his father is working with fundamentalist terrorists.
When Project Juggernaut accidentally unleashes a deadly plague that claims billions of lives, Nico and Zach are thrown together, each bearing a burden of guilt. With only each other for safety and solace, they must make their way through a new world, one where the handful of people left alive are willing to do anything-and kill anyone-to survive.
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Juggernaut tells a story about how a virus wiped out the human race in a post-apocalyptic dystopian society. It’s a very well written, well developed story with a variety of stories throughout this one book and a bunch of different well developed characters. Since I have not read the first book in the series, I was afraid I might be lost. However, this works well as a stand-alone because it is a prequel to the entire series. Nico and Zach have amazing chemistry together! I could not help but want to know more about this couple and their dynamic. Nico works for his mother at her successful business as a rent boy. His family and job are everything to him. On the other hand we have Zach – he lives to please people and make them see the good. Things happen in this story that I don’t want to give away, but there is a lot of angst and suspense and action throughout. Also, a few of the scenes were a little tough to get through, but well worth the effort to finish. I really enjoyed this prequel and look forward to reading book 2 in this series. *A copy of this book was provided for review.
I love zombie-ish tales. This one was awesome. It totally kept my full attention the entire time. Most zompoc stories that I've read seem to pick up after the world has went down the toilet leaving a few survivors fighting for their lives. This book is about the outbreak. It's an inside look at the government designed virus. The reader gets to witness how the world was shaped, how the top military official, the psychotic mark, the religious fanatic and the rent boy played their parts. The storyline follows Nico. He is one of the top male sex workers of time. The reader learns what's going on as Nico learns. This book is filled with political, social, economical, racial, moral and spiritual issues as well as death and the fight for survival of the human race. Underlying everything is the star-crossed romance between two young men. Juggernaut was my first read of this series, but it has me hooked. I recommend it for sure.