Hunger. Terror. Survival.
Captured and held against his will, Mike finds himself on the receiving end of genetic experiments. Tortured by injections and left to live in subhuman conditions, Mike and his fellow test subjects struggle to survive in a scientifically engineered hell-on-Earth.
The virus they have been exposed to has caused varied yet brutal effects on those exposed. With most succumbing to the ravenous flesh-eating hunger of a twisted inhuman being, the underground testing facility in which they are held has become a battleground for survival. Even with his elite military training, veteran Mike knows that the virus will destroy him too unless he finds a way to hold on to his humanity and escape this living nightmare.
With the aid of those left to linger, Mike and his companions must find their way deep into the heart of the facility and escape before it’s too late. With the poison in their veins dragging them into the depths of depravity, every second counts in their pursuit of freedom.
Is there enough humanity within to keep the virus at bay and return to the light? Or is the world at large in danger of this horrific, mutating scourge?
In Afflicted: Patient Zero, the struggle for survival drives one man close to the brink--and the fight for humanity begins...
About the Author
Derek Shupert is an emerging Science Fiction Author known for his captivating dystopian storylines and post-apocalyptic-laden plots. With various books and anthologies underway, he is also the author of the Afflicted series and Sentry Squad.
Outside of the fantastical world of sci-fi, Derek serves as the Vice President at Woodforest National Bank. During his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, and watching apocalyptic movies and TV shows like Mad Max and The Walking Dead. Above all, he is a family man who cherishes nothing more than quality time spent with his loved ones.
To find out more about Derek Shupert and his forthcoming publications, visit his official website at www.derekshupert.com