Thursday, July 19, 2012
Review: Flu by Wayne Simmons
Flu is the first book in the Flu series by Wayne Simmons and a novel of Fiction from Snow Books.
A Deadly Strain Of Flu Has Mutated...
Two cops fight their way through an angry and frightened crowd to gain entry to an apartment block in Belfast. They have received reports of a fresh outbreak of the virus and are met with the bloodshot eyes of a six-year-old Lithuanian girl.
Out on the streets, Geri finds herself looking down the business end of a ski-masked man’s revolver. Nearby, hell-bent on self-preservation, the shorn-headed punk Lark peeks out the window of his terraced-house hideout. In neighboring Finaghy, churchgoer Karen looks to the stoic and level-headed Pat for a paternal figure, seemingly oblivious to his checkered past as an IRA gunrunner.
As the flu continues to mutate, another phenomenon rocks the very foundations of Belfast...Infected bodies suddenly begin to rise.
Northern Ireland has been hit hard with a new and deadly strain of flu. The authorities have urged people to stay calm, watch for symptoms and when needed, quarantine those infected.
The flu is spreading fast and fear even faster. Martial law has been declared and the police are imposing in home quarantine - permanent quarantine. Those infected are being sealed inside their own homes - to live or die as the virus allows.
But the flu has mutated and death is not the final stage - those infected are rising again.
Flu is an enjoyable read. The story focuses more on the people facing the outcome of the virus rather than the people who have been infected.
I give Flu 3 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Snowbooks (April 30, 2010)