Ruined (The Hunger #4)

The Hunger

Book 4
Jason Brant
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*Book 4 in The Hunger series.* 

Lance York and his group of hardened survivors have spent nearly two years living on an island, isolated from the horrors that devoured the world long ago. After a deluge of hurricanes force them to flee back to the mainland, they struggle for weeks to sail along the coast of what used to be the United States.

When they run out of food and supplies, they enter the long-dead husk of Baltimore. They discover that humanity has clustered into a few encampments, struggling to survive against the monstrosities that own the night.

Within hours of running ashore, Lance and his friends become embroiled in a war between the remaining shreds of mankind and the ever-evolving creatures that dwell in the darkness.

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*This set contains three full novels and two bonus short stories packed full of snarky humor and nonstop action.*

9 AM EST: A senator shoots himself on national television.

10:32 AM EST: An entire floor of government agents leap to their death from their office building.

12:57 PM EST: All the police officers inside a station murder each other.

And the day has just begun.

Lieutenant Asher Benson left Iraq with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and a Purple Heart. His doctors warned that the symptoms would be life altering. They had no idea. As his body healed, the thoughts of those around him began to echo through Ash’s mind, stretching the boundaries of his sanity.

Five years later, Ash is drowning the voices with copious amounts of booze and self-loathing.

When unidentified intelligence agents abduct him in broad daylight, Ash is thrust into a world of espionage and assassinations. A unique terrorist is operating on U.S. soil, and the government needs Ash, and the malady that has plagued him for half a decade, to find the killer.

With over 3000 reviews, the Asher Benson series has thrilled readers who have described it as “a cross between Die Hard and Jack Reacher.”

Grab this set to join the fight across all five Ash stories!

The Asher Benson Thriller Series Box Set Contains:

Ash #1

The Perfect Crime #1.5

Madness #2

Asher’s War #3

Broken #3.5

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Jason Brant
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Published on
Nov 26, 2018
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Pages
344
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ISBN
9781790451388
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Day One: A series of terrorist attacks spread a cloud of noxious gas over highly populated areas.

Day Two: Higher brain function erodes in those exposed to the gas. Their bodies begin to distort, faces distending, skin sallowing, teeth elongating.

Day Three: The infected disappear into the shadows, fleeing the harsh daylight which has begun to sear their flesh.

Day Four: The world is DEVOURED. 

Life isn’t kind to Lance York. A full-time job has eluded him for years, his wife loathes the sight of him, his bank accounts are empty, and his wealthy father-in-law revels in his failures. 

After he lunges in front of a car to save a sick and disoriented woman, Lance awakens in a quarantined hospital. A devastating plague is spreading worldwide, driving those infected with it insane. Their bodies begin to mutate into horrors that have haunted mankind’s nightmares for centuries. 

The world descends into chaos as the infected flee to the shadows, emerging at night to devour the remnants of civilization. 

With the help of an unlikely ally, Lance must navigate through the collapsing city of Pittsburgh, striving to escape the madness of the apocalypse that unfolds around them.


Reviews for The Hunger:

“...zombie like creatures that shy away from the sun and ravage at night” 

“My thought was “Zombie vampires?”, but it gets worse.” 

“Full of interesting characters, humor, survival, and the end of the word as we know it” 

“Dystopian fiction with nonstop action, horror, humor, and suspense” 

“it creates a very realistic apocalyptic situation.” 

“the best free post apocalyptic fiction” 

“The story really gets interesting when Lance meets a sassy, strong female”

“I've read several free zombie books and this is the best one”


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If you think evil had been put to rest with Halocline, john g rees’ 2nd
book of his ‘anoxic zone’ series,
think again. Evil does not sleep, nor take a break as men do. It waits, but it
is not still. Patient, but never at peace. It waits until men take their break
on vigilance. Then the tendrils of greed, lust, power and jealousy insinuate
themselves within the fecund soil of the unguarded mind. That is just the
beginning. Evil does not want to be forever on the inside, just behind the
eyes. No, it wants to live among men, feed on their fear. It wants out!


 Sechra was just a child when she witnessed
man’s cruelty in the extreme. Her young mind became black with hatred for what
had been done to her family and people. Now this is what you call fertile soil.
In a moment of childhood ignorance, she embraced the seed of evil in an effort
to fill the void of all she had lost. It sprouted. Grew. A dark hand guided
her, unseen behind Sechra’s sparkling eyes. Years of practice and natural
ability rendered the girl a master stonecutter. No one noticed the sinister
nature within her sculpture, least of all Sechra, until it was too late. Then
all hell breaks loose.



 



‘Out
of Stone’, john g rees’ 4th horror novel, once again grabs hold of
the reader by the neck and brings them to places they’ve never been. And never
want to be. That’s the fun of it!



 



Out
of Stone, takes two characters from his earlier award winning
anoxic
zone
series
and gives them headline roles. They fulfill them rather tremendously; bringing
us into worlds we did not know existed, showing us horrors from theirs and
other lives that immediately become our own.



We
follow Sechra, who was a peculiar little girl as
Halocline ended and just a child when
she witnessed man’s cruelty in the extreme. 
Her young mind became black with hatred for what had been done to her
family and people. Her Aunt Karuna was there more often for the girl, as her
daughter Riana & Vlad, her husband, the Voivode, were more involved in the
workings of their people and land in Romania. Karuna most definitely thought
Sechra was a unique child. Her determination and strength of mind were amazing.
She had been through a lot in her young life, things that would have turned
others mad. Instead, she turned it out to art.



 Sechra had turned into quite the sculptor in
her teens, continuing on to amaze and confound her family, acquaintances, and
then the art world, none of which had never seen such hideous visions, let
alone imagine them.



Karuna
Danesti felt the evil in Sechra’s work and knew it had to be out in the world
as well. That was what Sechra’s work was saying. No one noticed the sinister
nature within her sculpture, least of all Sechra, until it was too late. Then
all hell breaks loose!







For fans of the oral history genre phenomenon World War Z, an inventive new spin on the apocalypse featuring a worldwide plague of insomnia.

Remember what it’s like to go an entire night without sleep?

What if sleep didn’t come the following night? Or the night after? What might happen if you, your friends, your family, your coworkers, and the strangers you pass on the street, all slowly began to realize that rest might not ever come again?

How slowly might the world fall apart? How long would it take for a society without sleep to descend into chaos?

Sleep Over is a collection of waking nightmares, a scrapbook collection of haunting and poignant stories from those trapped in a world where the pillars of society are crumbling, and madness is slowly descending on a planet without rest.

Online vigilantism transforms social media into a blame game with deadly consequences.

A freelance journalist grapples with the ethics of turning in footage of mass suicide.

Scientists turn to horrifying experiments as they grow more desperate in their race for a cure.

In Sleep Over, these stories are just the beginning. Before the Longest Day, the world record was eleven days without sleep. It turns out many of us will be forced to go much longer.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
In this chilling novel about a 1950s boys' summer camp gone awry, the former New York Times literary critic has created a brilliant coming-of-age story with undertones reminiscent of Lord of the Flies.
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt's novel is at once a fantasy, a barbed portrait of boyhood in the dawning of the Eisenhower era, and a no-holds-barred story of terror of the sort that won him praise for his previous novel, A Crooked Man.
Jerry Muller has been a regular at Camp Seneca for years. Now that he's a teenager and counselor, things don't seem quite right at his traditional summer haunt. As Jerry plunges into the mysteries around him, he finds himself growing up fast -- maybe too fast.
He's attracted to T.J., a pretty girl who might have a boyfriend but who flirts anyway, and he's shocked by the truth about his friend Oz, who's more interested in Jerry than in the likes of T.J. He sees something is strangely amiss with the husband and wife who own the camp. But above all, he's scared of the cruel game masterminded by Buck.
Of Seneca ancestry, Buck is a sinister, bigger-than-life expert on Indian lore. He is also an organizer of scary games who may just possibly be a psychopath and a killer, and in whose hands the camp's make-believe, designed to scare the kids, becomes first a savage and brutal test of strength, then, by small steps, genuinely dangerous.
As Jerry unravels the mysteries surrounding the ordinary-looking camp, he struggles to understand how "the Forbidden Woods," which have always been off-limits to campers as a kind of game and dare, have somehow become genuinely frightening -- all the more reason to discover the secrets that lie behind Camp Seneca's facade.
The story reaches its climax in a shocking scene that neither Jerry nor the reader is likely to forget. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt's new novel is a wicked, suspenseful, and deeply original tale.
Day One: A series of terrorist attacks spread a cloud of noxious gas over highly populated areas.

Day Two: Higher brain function erodes in those exposed to the gas. Their bodies begin to distort, faces distending, skin sallowing, teeth elongating.

Day Three: The infected disappear into the shadows, fleeing the harsh daylight which has begun to sear their flesh.

Day Four: The world is DEVOURED. 

Life isn’t kind to Lance York. A full-time job has eluded him for years, his wife loathes the sight of him, his bank accounts are empty, and his wealthy father-in-law revels in his failures. 

After he lunges in front of a car to save a sick and disoriented woman, Lance awakens in a quarantined hospital. A devastating plague is spreading worldwide, driving those infected with it insane. Their bodies begin to mutate into horrors that have haunted mankind’s nightmares for centuries. 

The world descends into chaos as the infected flee to the shadows, emerging at night to devour the remnants of civilization. 

With the help of an unlikely ally, Lance must navigate through the collapsing city of Pittsburgh, striving to escape the madness of the apocalypse that unfolds around them.


Reviews for The Hunger:

“...zombie like creatures that shy away from the sun and ravage at night” 

“My thought was “Zombie vampires?”, but it gets worse.” 

“Full of interesting characters, humor, survival, and the end of the word as we know it” 

“Dystopian fiction with nonstop action, horror, humor, and suspense” 

“it creates a very realistic apocalyptic situation.” 

“the best free post apocalyptic fiction” 

“The story really gets interesting when Lance meets a sassy, strong female”

“I've read several free zombie books and this is the best one”


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