Ryan King is a bestselling author who has written dozens of published works in a wide variety of genres. He is also a retired military officer with multiple combat tours who has lived, worked, and traveled throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Ryan King writes post-apocalyptic, dystopian, thriller, horror, action and historical short stories, short novels, and novels and his works have been featured in several bestselling anthologies. He is widely known for his acclaimed Land of Tomorrow post-apocalyptic series set in the American Southeast and his work with fellow author David Van Dyke on the Plague Wars Series.
He had the perfect life as a small-town librarian: married just over a year to his second wife, an airline pilot, he also has a daughter in college studying to be an astrophysicist. He's ready to celebrate the first year of his new marriage as he adjusts to an empty nest and a new stage in life.
But the sun had other plans and sent a coronal mass ejection as an anniversary present.
Awakened before dawn one morning in mid-December by northern lights that blanket the sky—in central Illinois—Jay's world changes in the blink of an eye. Flying a planeload of passengers to Hawaii, his wife Kate experiences the CME in a whole other light and must fight to stay alive every step of the way. Leah, Jay's daughter, witnesses the impact through the eyes of a student far from home.
Jay must decide to stay and wait for news of his wife or leave before things get worse to find his daughter. The problem is, with no electricity, he doesn't know how bad it is...anywhere. Will he set out to rescue his daughter and make a harrowing journey through a post-apocalyptic wasteland only to find the power is still on, two states away?
In a world where electricity is a thing of the past, can there be any hope for the future? After all, it's not a matter of if a CME will strike the earth, but when.
When oppression by the Unionist-dominated federal government becomes intolerable, the Republic of Texas secedes from the United States. As the Unionists respond with immediate violence, Daniel Markis and Spooky Nguyen send Reaper and Skull on missions to help the fledgling nation survive in the face of overwhelming odds. Can they win through to establish a haven for Edens on North American soil? Or shall the world edge further into darkness?
Battles rage in the air, on the ground and in the shadows in this apocalyptic technothriller, book 4 of the Plague Wars series.
The books in the Plague Wars series:
Plague Wars: Decade One
- The Eden Plague
- Reaper's Run
- Skull's Shadows
- Eden's Exodus
- Apocalypse Austin
- Nearest Night
Plague Wars: Alien Invasion
- The Demon Plagues
- The Reaper Plague
- The Orion Plague
- Cyborg Strike
- Comes the Destroyer
- Forge and Steel
Plague Wars: Stellar Conquest
- First Conquest
- Desolator: Conquest
- Tactics of Conquest
- Conquest of Earth
- Conquest and Empire
Ryan King's Land of Tomorrow series:
- Glimmer of Hope
- Children of Wrath
- Paths of Righteousness
Keywords: Military Thrillers fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Genetic Engineering fiction genes, First Contact war, military science fiction, mystery thriller & suspense action fiction, technothriller techno thriller, Texas, secession, civil war, military series, apocalyptic series, kidnapping, EMP, martial law
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.