Sixty years ago the world was wrecked during a terrible war. The soil was poisoned. The air became toxic. Billions died. Those who survived took refuge in great towered cities, and began constructing giant colony ships that would enable them to escape the ruined Earth.
The work wasn’t completed in their lifetime. The seas rose to swamp the diseased land, and lap against the city walls. Their descendants laboured on, and now the first of the spaceships is nearing completion.
But these cities aren’t dictatorships. An election is scheduled to choose a leader for this last exodus of humanity. With twenty-four hours until voting is due to begin, two workers are murdered. It is the first serious crime in generations, and it is down to the young Constable Ely to solve it. The election must take place. The ships must be launched. Above all, production must come first. (54,000 words)
A dystopian detective novel from the author of Surviving The Evacuation 1: London, 2: Wasteland, 3: Family 4: Unsafe Haven, 5: Reunion, 6: Harvest, Zombies vs The Living Dead, Undead Britain, and History’s End.
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About the Author
Surviving The Evacuation is a collection of novels and short stories set in the immediate aftermath of a global outbreak. Nations have fallen. Societies have collapsed. Those who are left struggle for survival, in a world where zombies are not the only thing to be feared. Book 1: London, Book 2: Wasteland and the stand alone short story Zombies vs The Living Dead are out now, Book 3: Family is due out in 2014. For more information on the series please visit: http://theevacuation.blogspot.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/TheEvacuation