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Hot Zone by Steven Konkoly
Narrated by Charles Hubbell
Something insidious has arrived – right in the heartland of our nation.
Dr. Lauren Hale, a new hospital resident, is nearly killed by a raving mad emergency room patient, in a senseless, unprovoked attack.
Officer David Olson, veteran cop and former Marine, returns from a father-son camping trip to discover that his ex-wife has vanished under bizarre circumstances and his police department is on the verge of collapse.
Jack and Emma Harper, a young, upwardly mobile couple, find their hip city neighborhood rapidly descending into madness.
Dr. Eugene Chang, a research scientist for a major pharmaceutical company makes a shocking discovery that might explain the spreading wave of illness and violence gripping the city.
Eric Larsen, leader of a top-secret, rapid-response unit, circles high above the Midwest, in an unmarked military transport. Mission still unknown, his team waits to parachute into the night.
Within 24 hours, complete strangers from different walks of life will be forced to join together to survive the living nightmare that has been unleashed on their city – and their country.
This is their story.
Welcome to the hot zone!
The Genesis Code by Lisa Von Biela
Narrated by Daniel Dorse
Obedience and submission…uploaded directly to the brain….
When Mark Weston is hired by OneMarket, the prestigious and premier supplier of global equity trading systems, owned by international business tycoon Simon Harris, he thinks he’s found his dream job. Great pay, amazing benefits – and sure, the hours are long and the demands on his time are often extreme – but it means financial security for him and his wife Sheila, a new life and a new beginning, a fast track to success with a great company.
But deep within the walls of the enigmatic OneMarket, there is something unthinkable happening that only a select few are aware of, the development of a new kind of invasive technology dubbed the genesis code, that could not only expand Simon Harris’ empire, but create a new, more efficient and obedient workforce. Mark and his coworkers have unknowingly become part of a horrifying experiment they may never be able to escape, and time is running out.
A new kind of worker…a new kind of hybrid…a new kind of corporate slave….
The Genesis Code…upload complete.
Summer Winter Salvage by Clint Gleason
Narrated by Chip McCullough
While on an excavation site, a crew is tasked with repairing an inoperable vehicle when one of them mysteriously turns homicidal, and after a deadly storm hits, the survivors find themselves isolated at a warehouse without any communication and far from base.
A desperate plan is set in motion, and not just because their oxygen will run out soon. They uncover something that makes them realize a storm is the least of their problems.
Dark Defiance by Grace Hamilton
Narrated by Andrew Tell
Strength in numbers can make the difference between life and death – but only the right numbers.
Megan Wolford has finally found herself a family she and her young daughter can rely on in terrifying times. Their group is small, but they trust each other with their lives – and day by day, Wyatt is showing her how to love again. With a long winter looming, they’ll have to hunker down in the lodge to survive, but there are deadlier threats to their safety than harsh conditions.
When a neighboring group is struck by ruthless raiders led by the fearsome Connor McDaniels, they must form an uneasy alliance with Megan’s new family. She doesn’t take kindly to newcomers, but they will need every pair of hands they can get to fight off the raiders. After McDaniels turns his sights on Megan’s people, she plans an assault that will put an end to the threat he poses once and for all – she’ll need every person she can get at her side. But she has to learn to trust them first.
Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
Narrated by Ray Porter
Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town’s still got a video store, for God’s sake.
So why doesn’t Eli Teague want to leave?
Not that he’d ever admit it, but maybe he’s been waiting – waiting for the traveler to come back. The one who’s roared into his life twice before, pausing just long enough to drop tantalizing clues before disappearing in a cloud of gunfire and a squeal of tires. The one who’s a walking anachronism, with her tricorne hat, flintlock rifle, and steampunked Model A Ford.
The one who’s being pursued by…something.
So when the mysterious traveler finally reappears, Eli’s determined that this time, he’s going to get some answers. But his hunt soon yields far more than he bargained for, plunging him headlong into a dizzying world full of competing factions and figures straight out of legend.
To make sense of the mystery at its heart, he must embark on a breakneck chase across the country and through two centuries of history – with nothing less than America’s past, present, and future at stake.
Surviving The Collapse by James Hunt
Narrated by Mikela Drew
Captain Kate Holloway moved her family to New York to start over, and break the barriers that her work had created. But when an EMP brings New York to its knees, Kate must fight to survive amid the terror descending upon the city and rescue her family.
Edge of Collapse: American Fallout, Volume 1 by Alex Gunwick
Narrated by Kevin Wood
Luke is four hundred miles away from home when the first bomb drops. In seconds, his routine business trip becomes a nightmarish struggle to survive. After narrowly escaping a nuclear explosion in San Francisco, the Navy SEAL must travel through a world without rule of law. Relying on his skills and the items in his Bug Out Bag, he fights an epic battle as he struggles to get home. Nothing will stop him from getting back to his family. As his resources run out, his resourcefulness kicks in. His family’s depending on him and he won’t let them down-even if it means leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.
Liz can’t believe they’re under attack. At first, it seems like things won’t be too bad. Yet within hours, it seems like the whole world’s gone crazy. With communication lines down, she’s unable to reach her husband, Luke. Getting her kids to their Bug Out Location won’t be easy, but she’s determined to make it. It’s well stocked and safely tucked away in a canyon. But as people begin to flee the cities, a new darkness spreads across America. Her struggle to survive rips apart her core values and forces her to examine what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a survivor.
American Fallout is a thrilling post-apocalyptic survival prepper EMP fiction series that makes you step back and ask: Could this happen tomorrow? What would happen if the world’s nuclear arsenal was unleashed? What would you do if it happened while you were away from home? And how would your family survive?
Hell to Pay by Luke Chmilenko
Narrated by Luke Daniels
A new side novel set in the Ascend Online universe!
Lazarus Cain is a member of the Grim Shadows, one of the Thieves Guilds in the city of Eberia. Unfortunately, Lazarus is having a bad day. Waking up in a torture chamber, suffering from amnesia, he’d be pretty much screwed if not for the mysterious, magical sigil burned into his chest.
Sometimes a really bad day should be shared with others, especially professional torturers.
Lazarus will need to use all his cunning and skill to work with his comrades, uncovering schemes within schemes, discovering that the Grim Shadows are not the only Thieves Guild in the city mired in conflict. What’s more, the leaders of the other guilds, the Thief Lords, don’t respond well to treachery.
What Tomorrow Brings by Jacqueline Druga
Narrated by Andrew B Wehrlen
In the midst of a bitter family feud, the much divided Rolland family is thrown together when news of their father’s untimely passing places them on a red-eye flight from Seattle to Washington D.C. Although, they are physically close in the tight space of the aircraft, Rege, Mark, and Kit are at their farthest distance apart emotionally.
Until the unthinkable happens.
Two hours into the flight, missiles streak across the star-filled sky, the detonation of a nuclear warhead causes the plane to make a forced landing.
A family torn apart are now together living the inconceivable. Circumstances outside of their shelter are dire and the future far from certain.
America is devastated and crippled by the nuclear attacks. Rege, Mark, and Kit must chart out their path deciding what to do and where to go. What is right? What is wrong? Not only for the Rolland Family, but for everyone, survival is the top priority. Each day is a fight against the odds for water and food, while holding on to every ounce of hope they can live long enough to see tomorrow.
Trafficking by Bill Ward
Narrated by Chris Hymans
Trafficking is big business and those involved show no remorse, have no mercy, only a deadly intent to protect their income. Afina is a young Romanian girl with high expectations when she arrives in Brighton but she has been tricked and there is no job, only a life as a sex slave.
Facing a desperate future, Afina tries to escape and a young female police officer, who comes to her aid, is stabbed. Powell’s life has been torn apart for the second time and he is determined to find the man responsible for his daughter’s death.
Action, violence, and sex abound in this taut thriller about one of today’s worst crimes.
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