Part 1 of All the Days of John Mann.
Long years after the virus made the leap, the people of England live in scattered communities, the threat of slow starvation and swift outbreaks of the choke darken their days. What is left of society teeters always on the brink of collapse and a rag-tag military barely keeps order.
John Mann, preacher and healer, travels the byways plying his trade amongst the old and the sick, keeping to the shadows, always watching the road at his back.
John Mann is haunted, the only known survivor of exposure to the virus and perhaps the sole source of a vaccine. He is also hunted by many who would use him not to save lives but to bring a choking end to those who would oppose them.
John Mann now finds himself bound by a promise to track a taken boy, a promise that will force him out of the shadows, and back onto the grid once more.
John Mann is to be both feared and betrayed, but when cornered he will visit a terrible justice on anyone who threatens what he holds dear.
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About the Author
Charles Barrow lives in the South of England. He studied English Literature and Film at University. He currently works as a tour guide, recounting tales to visitors. He grew up in the shadow of the nuclear arms race, and his formative influence was the 1975 BBC television series ‘Survivors’, set in a post-apocalyptic Britain. It's fair to say that the resulting paranoia feeds into his current fiction. But despite fearing that the Earth of the future will be far less ‘peopled’ than it currently is he remains an optimistic soul.