Run from Ruin

Final Update

Book 1
Allen Kuzara

They’re not undead; they’re just angry…

The DataMind meditation app has revolutionized the world, making people smarter, happier, and more productive.  But a programming glitch in the final update causes billions of users to experience uncontrollable rage and aggression.

Nick, an ordinary high school senior in Fairbanks Alaska, is suddenly thrust into this life or death arena.  He and his brother must escape the zombie-like hordes of blood-thirsty maniacs and seek refuge north of the arctic circle.

The four-hundred-mile journey tests the boys, their wits, and their trust in each other.  They think they’re fighting to stay alive; but little do they know, they’re fighting to save mankind.

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Allen Kuzara
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Dec 17, 2018
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Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
Young Adult Fiction / Zombies
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He woke to a dying world.

AI's failing.

Datastreams withering.

The Verse crumbling.

Populations shattered.

Civilizations lost.

And his thoughts were on his lost love.

He had every right to be selfish.

His self was all he had left.

The nanoswarms had taken everything else.

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Fifteen-year-old, Mary Beth Johnson, has lived her life lonely and as an outcast. She has learned to survive the post-apocalyptic Colorado terrain by learning three important lessons: trust your instincts, blend in when possible, and don't get caught.

After nearly seven years of living in a settlement ran by the government, blending in was pretty simple. But things never come easy for her. One day, she is faced with letting her family slowly starve to death or face the wilderness of Colorado almost a decade after the bombs went off. Her mutation from the radiation of the bombs has marked her as different from the others in her settlement and gives the most recent decision from the government has pushed her to finally leave to give her family enough food to survive. With her brother’s disappearance seven years before, getting away isn’t going to be fun. After enlisting the help of her younger brother, MB is ready to go. Getting out into the wastelands of Colorado wasn’t easy but she made it, but now she has to survive the harsh lands and opaque skies that surround her. While traveling, a gunshot rings out and MB witnesses a man falling. Rushing to the man’s aid after the vehicle disappears, MB is in for a shock. Nursing the man back to health, she learns his identity and fights to find out why he left his family, but she doesn’t know if she can accept it if he is ever willing to disclose it.

Meanwhile, the lullaby that has helped her maintain her calm during the harsh years of adolescence in the settlement urges her to go higher, to seek higher grounds. After the man heals, he joins her on her journey. A journey that he took once upon a time. Fighting off bandits and the radioactive wildlife MB knows that something is up. And it’s her job to figure it out. So, she climbs, she travels, to the highest peak that she can only to discover that the secret that she was trying to figure out was inside of her all along.

What kind of self-respecting zombie can be stopped with a bullet to the brain?

This isn’t your typical, whining little weakling trying to navigate his way through a zombie infested dystopian society. This is the epicenter of the outbreak, where your average novel doesn’t dare venture. This is Noah Britton fighting his way through the heart of the zombie freakin’ apocalypse.

The high school is on lockdown but the infection has already invaded its borders. It’s too late. Screams echo through the halls, blood stains the lockers, the dead don’t die for long. Mutilated, half eaten corpses wander the halls in search of the living. These aren’t your normal slow moving corpses that trudge along hoping for victims. No. They run faster. Fight harder. Know no pain. Show no weakness. Offer no reprieve.

Noah must make the ultimate sacrifice and decide who to save and who to leave behind. What ranks higher in these desperate times; friendship or strategy? Can old rivals put aside their differences and work together for the greater good or will human emotions lead to the end of the world as we know it?

 The edge of your seat intensity never dies as Noah, his neurotic bus driver, his best friends, his worst enemies, the girl he likes, the girl he hates or loves or who the hell even knows anymore and a power hungry rival desperate for control all try to co-inhabit a school bus in search of a safe haven that may no longer exist.

 Gruesome. Intense. Graphic and Brutally violent. Yet emotionally driven with enough heart to sustain a dying species taken off life support. The characters tear themselves from the pages, forcing their way into your heart, demanding you continue when it all gets to be too much. This is hope. This is strength. This is the end. And it’s only the beginning.


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