Pandemic Dawn: Book One

Pandemic Dawn: Book One

by B. A. Shields

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Overview

Taylor knew the zombie-filled suburbs wouldn't be safe, but a group of slaves in need of rescue may be what stops him from finding his missing son.

In this first novel of the Pandemic Dawn Series, B. A. Shields combines a suspenseful journey of conflict with romance and loyalty. A gripping story of one man searching for his lost son and finding hope, while another who searches for a lost cure discovers his true identity.

This dystopian book series shows a futuristic zombie apocalypse in an age of artificial intelligence (A.I.) after an apocalyptic event destroys most of the world's tech.

Taylor has not seen his teenage son since the Cleansing. He knew his travels through the radioactive and virus-infected suburbs he used to call home wouldn't be simple, but he had to find his son, and nothing would stop him from looking. That is until he met them, a small group of women and children slaves in desperate need of rescue. He knew that he had to save them, somehow, but if his son was still alive, he needed to keep searching.

In a hidden island military base, Dr. Miles Richards works on a cure for the ever-spreading virus. With the aid of Dorothy, a self-aware robot he created, they discover far more than mutated viruses hidden deep in the government computer. Who was Dr. Atkins? Moreover, why was all of his research encrypted? Did it have anything to do with his dead daughter or the multiple variations of a virus that had already killed millions of innocent people? Can Miles find a cure before it is too late?

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From B.A. Shields, the author of The Pandemic Dawn Series and Losing Dani Strumm comes the first novel in the dystopian sci-fi thriller series Pandemic Dawn that will change the way you look at the apocalypse.
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Praise for B.A. Shields

"...The highlight of the book is the characters. Author B. A. Shields takes time to introduce the side characters and bring them to life. The "bad guys" in the book are even shown as people who make bad decisions based on their own choice of self-fulfillment. One dimensional characters are not found in this book. The story is never rushed, and everyone decisions in the book have consequences which affect the other characters in the story. Unlike other post-apocalyptic stories, this is one not based on a foundation of despair, but hope. Mankind can survive, but will it choose to?"
-- M McArt Vine Voice

"Pandemic Dawn" is one of those books that once you start reading, you can't put down! The characters are well thought out, the storyline is so well written that you're able to fully "see" the story as you read...."
-- Desiree

"The author does an excellent job of putting us into the world he has created for Taylor, Dr. Richards, Dorothy, and his other characters. There is a great web of multiple storylines going on, and Shields weaves them all with clever dialog and just the right amount of visual description. Most importantly, he gives us the sense that some of these seemingly separate characters are going to cross paths at some point, and I won't tell you if they all do or not. Overall, a very satisfying read for this sci-fi-zombie-apocalypse fan, and I can't wait to read the rest of the books coming in this series!"
-- S. Dewar

"This is one of the better series I have read so far. Taylor's son may be alive, in captivity somewhere in the suburbs. Will Lord Samuel be successful in fulfilling his dream of ruling the suburbs? Did Makayla manage to 'transfer' out of Dorothy's mind?"
-- Tam Thiam Tham

"I love the author's style of writing, and how he makes the characters so engaging and the storyline gripping, the adventures of the characters drew me into the story and made me feel like I was experiencing it myself. I love when a book can do that for a reader; then I start to read slower as the end of the book approaches because I don't want the story to end."
-- Miss S

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449970116
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/23/2010
Series: Pandemic Dawn , #1
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

B.A. Shields graduated in 1988 with high achievements in CAD, Advanced Computers, Robotics and a 4.0 in Logic. He then completed college courses in Basic, RPG-II and Advanced Programming. He worked for years as a systems designer and programmer as well as running his own computer business.

In 2007 B.A. Shields started a robotics community online which grew to over 3,000 members within a year and is still active today with members from all over the world.

B.A. Shields is currently living in Northern Michigan with his wife and children.

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Pandemic Dawn: Book One 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Joel_Baade More than 1 year ago
pandemic dawn takes place in a very well described post-apocalyptic earth. The author B.A. Shields, William does a great job setting the scene continuously. Also the story itself is great and keeps moving at a steady pace that any one can follow. I am looking forward to reading the second book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the Third Edition of the book, which should resolve the issue with older nook devices.
MickMcArt More than 1 year ago
Pandemic Dawn offers a look into a future that has been devastated by a deadly man-made virus. Although all hope seems lost, a man named Karl "Lunk" Taylor emerges and tries to make sense of the newly destroyed society in which everyone now lives. On a quest to find his son, Taylor encounters many people on his journey, some good, some bad. He has many tough decisions to make. Does he stop to help others in need or does he focus on his own problems that need solving. Taylor decides to help others. This decision is what makes "Pandemic Dawn" so interesting. It makes you think about what you would do if put in similar circumstances. The highlight of the book is the characters. Author B. A. Shields takes time to introduce the side characters and bring them to life. The "bad guys" in the book are even shown as people who make bad decisions based on their own choice of self-fulfillment. One dimensional characters are not found in this book. The story is never rushed, and everyone decisions in the book have consequences which affect the other characters in the story. Unlike other post-apocolyptic stories, this is one not based on a foundation of despair, but hope. Mankind can survive, but will it choose to? I found this book very hard to put down, and cannot wait until Book II comes out. Reviewed by: Mick McArt - March 28, 2010 Author: Tales of Wordishure www.wordishure.com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The files used for publishing to nook are on their end, not the authors. Any issues with older devices cannot be correct by the author, only nook and Barnes & Noble.  If you are having issues with your device, it isn't fair to the author to rate his novel low because of hardware issues, or issues with B&N which are out of the authors control. This being the Third Edition, hopefully B&N has made the changes they need to for this to work on all devices.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story may be quite good but I cannot tell because if you have a nook color or anything older you will not be able to read it. Was told by a B&N associate that Ihad to have a Newer device in order to read it and since they don't refund I'm out the money.
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I have the very latest nook. It not only will not open but it freezes the nook until I reboot