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Rectify 3: A Novella
The Rectify Series, Book 3
David W. Dietz,
Spieldauer: 2 Std. und 36 Min.
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The CO-D4 virus rages the globe, leaving weary survivors and infected who roam the streets. In the aftermath of the pandemic, Doctor James Ung finds himself in a new type of world. A quiet one. Almost as if everything is put on pause. The global distribution of the vaccine breeds a different outcome other than hope. Those who receive it fall into a deep coma. Ung along with Major Tom find an ally in Ella Hoffman, a displaced survivor from another camp. Time is running out and they are clueless as to what will happen when the inoculated survivors wake.
Chuck McGregor, adrenaline junkie, is done with combat and itching for something to do. He's got wealth on his side but no direction to guide him. For now, he spends his days on the beach and his nights imbibing too much. He has no job, no friends, and no purpose. Until one day on the beach he hears a young woman scream, fighting to get away from two men. When he goes to help, one of them pulls a gun. And, as the men drag the girl away, Chuck McGregor finds his new purpose: Save this girl he's never met. No matter the cost.
It was supposed to be a friendly poker game. But when one of the players drops dead, Sergeant José Rodriguez of the Savannah Police Department suspects someone at the table stacked the deck against the victim. But José faces resistance from the department as he pursues a chain of clues and growing number of angry suspects. Making matters worse, a rookie from his elite bomb squad demands to join his unauthorized investigation. Now, José must catch the killer and keep the brash young woman safe - all while protecting a secret he’s held since joining the force.
FBI Agent Matt Higgins, along with Bridget and Scott Donavan, are targets for assassination. Three simultaneous attacks leaves one of them apparently dead and the two survivors bent on revenge. Matt embarks on a mission to find the man who gave the orders. Doing so turns out to be far more difficult than expected. They have a long list of enemies located in various parts of the world. Narrowing down the list will cause them to break a few rules. But does he have the right target for his vengeance?
The president of the United States is on board Air Force One and is within 20 minutes of landing at Atlanta. He receives an unexpected call from his special black operations agents, Bridget Donavan and Matt Higgins. They inform him that a nuclear device is set to detonate when he lands. The Secret Service also learned there is a bomb on his plane, and any deviation from the planned flight route will cause the weapon to detonate. The question that POTUS and everyone onboard wonders is: What can we do, and how the devil can this happen on Air Force One?
Jonah Morrison is a loner and an outcast in his small Georgia hometown and not only because he's the caretaker for their cemetery. He's been a bit weird ever since his parents were slaughtered by a serial killer. Jonah has a secret life his neighbors don't suspect. Belinda Cruz is drawn to Jonah. To her, the slightly geeky misfit is the human embodiment of the stray cats she tries to rescue. It doesn't hurt that he looks like he could model for an underwear ad.
Myrick Kerr, jovial Omega Group agent and last of the merpeople, hungers for a mission requiring his unique underwater abilities. Too bad all of his assignments are on dry land. When he's sent to investigate the sudden reappearance of ships lost in the Bermuda Triangle, he gets his wish.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the FBI intercepts an arms deal. One agent is dead and the agent in charge quits. The arms dealer, who works for a Russian warlord, escapes. He possesses an icon that comes from the time of the Byzantine Empire, stolen from the Vatican in WWII, and containing a Nazi secret from the occupation of Italy. The secret the icon contains is a bank code to Swiss accounts.
An age-old prophecy of global devastation is about to be fulfilled. Hunted since childhood over his preternatural powers, Orano Tulay hides behind a surly attitude and antisocial demeanor. He joined the Omega Group to protect mankind, but the latest threat involves claims of witchcraft that sound outlandish even to a man like him.
Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, no severed spines or blood disease. No cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter and prettier. We become better. At what point are we no longer human? Jamie wants to be a halfskin. But Jamie's body is already 49.9% biomites. The rest is clay - her God-given organic cells. Any more biomites and she becomes a halfskin. And halfskins are shutdown.
Fabbers, slabbers, and fakies were dehumanizing slurs for fabricated humans. Bricks, however, was the People's favorite. The Sentience Laws were created to protect the rights of Bricks, but the laws didn't last long. Banished to a remote gulag called the Settlement, Paul and Raine are sentenced to live the rest of their lives in the wilderness. Escape and freedom will depend on Marcus Anderson, the man responsible for all the suffering that's been endured since the invention of biomites - the synthetic stem cells used to fabricate halfskins and Bricks.
This is a prequel for the Donavan Chronicles. In the Middle Eastern conflict, one group of dedicated men have contrived to build a nuclear device - not to detonate on American soil but on their own in order to cripple the industrial might of the West. One small team of DIA operatives is dispatched to ensure the failure of that plan. Nothing ever goes as planned.
Being sent home to investigate a rash of unusual events at the Grand Canyon is a mission Carter Mockta would really like to avoid. He's worked long and hard to forget his past and the reasons why he first joined the Omega Group. Unfortunately, missing people, tourists losing time, and unexplained auras are problems that can't be ignored. The Grand Canyon holds many secrets, but one of them is far more sinister than anyone knows.
When Greco's long-estranged mother is taken by an unknown enemy, he must face more than just his own personal demons. Ruthless mercenaries, inept crooks, and deeply buried secrets abound while Greco and Mirissa push their relationship to the brink in their search for answers.
On a late spring day, the United States of America is hit with a biological terror attack that brings the nation to her knees. The virus is deadly and highly contagious. It spreads like wildfire, infecting, and killing almost everyone it hits.
Jamie wants to be a halfskin. Her life has become dull and pointless. If she had more biomites, the synthetic stems cells that promise hope and healing, she could take control of her life. But Jamie's body is already 49.9% biomites. The rest is clay-her God-given organic cells. Anymore biomites and she becomes a halfskin. And halfskins are shutdown. But there is a way. Black market biomites, called nixes, can't be detected by the government.
Set in contemporary Alaska, Canada and New York State, The Eternal Hunt is a supernatural thriller based on Iroquois legends. Non-stop action and wonderfully developed characters drive this novel. The main character struggles with his internal demons along with fighting the monster his friend has become. It skillfully blends the modern world with the mystery of American Indian legends. It is a unique addition to the current selections in supernatural novels.
Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, severed spines, blood disease or cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter, prettier... and better. At what point are we no longer human? Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he's not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human.