In 2017 a virus sweeps across the world and infects every living person. It lies dormant until a woman gives birth. Then she dies.
Fifteen years later, nobody has survived childbirth since the outbreak began. Teenage wheelchair athlete, Antimone Lessing, thought she would be competing at the Delhi 2032 Paralympics. Instead, she is nine months pregnant and commencing labour. When she unexpectedly survives, she becomes a vital clue in the race to develop a cure before the global population declines beyond the point of no return.
But survival comes at a price. As her doctors try to understand why she is still alive, she must choose between preserving humanity’s future and protecting the life of her newborn child.
During the day I work for a high technology start-up company as a systems and software manager. In my spare time, I am a writer. My first novel, The Rage was self published in November 2015 and my second Decimation was released on 26th March 2017. My short story, A Christmas Killing, was selected for inclusion in the Bloodhound Books anthology, Dark Minds, released in December 2016.
I live with my wife and daughter in North East Hampshire.
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