An unknown virus has taken hold on the Isle of Man, a small island in the middle of the Irish Sea. It is so contagious and so deadly that the World Health Organisation, with the help of the British Government has quarantined the whole island. The quarantine is rigidly enforced by men with guns and the determination not to allow the virus to escape the boundaries of the island. Street marshals in protective clothing don't hesitate to shoot anyone breaking the stringent lock-down. The church said it was the work of the Devil, but even the Devil could not have dreamt up a nightmare as bad as Coviman-12. If it breaks loose from the island, it could wipe out half of humanity.
In Bishop's College, a private school, Nick and Jack thought they were returning from the winter break to continue studies for their A levels. Within days of arriving back, the quarantine is enforced and they find themselves locked in for the duration – or until the virus breaches the school boundary and ends their young lives in untold agony. As the weeks pass, and the strain and tensions become unbearable, events inside the college turn their world on its head. The future looks bleak for Nick and Jack, though they discover that there are some unexpected benefits along the way.
The Zone is a story that will grip your imagination like no other. It's a story of fear and of growing up. Perfect for lovers of Peter May, Bridget Collins, and Teresa Driscoll.