The Source: A Wildfire Prequel

Marcus Richardson
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Chad Huntley can’t get sick.  When an influenza pandemic kills almost everyone around him, he finds himself on the run, hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, chased across a wasteland of empty houses and dying suburbs as he tries to escape Fort Worth.

Mankind’s only hope is for him to partner with a brilliant virologist to find a cure—but not everyone wants a cure for the greater good.

The Source, the first prequel to Apache Dawn, opens a terrifying window on the early days of The Great Pandemic and sets in motion the events of the Wildfire Saga.

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Marcus is a husband, cook, groundskeeper, spider killer extraordinaire, stay at home dad, and a writer. He would be thrilled to hear from you!

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Marcus Richardson
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Published on
Oct 20, 2016
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Pages
250
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
Fiction / Thrillers / Military
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