Stone Luckman knows he's expendable. When he's sent into the desert to stop a nuclear war, he knows he'll be blamed for starting one if he fails.
Because the world has gone mad. In most cases, literally. A new and unique sort of madness caused by a massive solar storm. Like some cosmic neural hack, it wiped most people's minds and left them blank. It's no coincidence the oceans rose that same day. So now Chinese and US leaders have fingers poised above the red button, each blaming the other for what's gone down. Apparently they're oblivious to the fact humanity just became an endangered species.
But in the desert heart of Australia, it's as if nothing has happened. Everything is normal — and it's doing Luckman's head in. A remarkable mystery thriller. When you take this trip, you'll never forget it. Highly recommended," says another. Read more Read less. Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought.
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The world has suffered two natural disasters. The first an electro-magnetic pulse from the sun, wiping out the minds of millions around the world.
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Not knowing who or what they are, the helpless exist on instinct alone. And the second, a global flood caused by rising seawater. However, the powers that be, the U. Australian army special forces Captain Luckman, is charged with the task of rescuing as many people from the flood as he can, and with the help of a spirit guide he saves Melanie Palace. Together they travel to Alice Springs where they unravel the mystery of who caused the flood, and save more than just the people of the town.
And by the end, I was very much surprised and captivated by the resolution. This is a great sci-fi read. I was not sure what to expect from this book, I have to say the cover is misleading, at least for me as the story within was quite different to what I was expecting. The title of the book makes more sense as you read. This is an original, fascinating book which I found difficult to put down. Set in a post apocalyptic Australia, the action moves from the Gold Coast, drowned in a cataclysmic tsunami, to the arid centre town of Alice Springs and Pine Gap. The main characters of Stone and Mel are complex and believable, and the storyline is packed with twists and turns.
This book is hard to categorise. It has action and intrigue, elements of romance, a dystopian future, and sci-fi. It even has zombies - the Blanks of the title, but, like the rest of the book, the zombies are unique. I really enjoyed this book, it was well written and kept me guessing. The author ties up all of the loose ends in a satisfying conclusion, but a conclusion that leaves you with questions.
I hope there is to be a sequel. Jack Gold, Author Jurisdiction Terminated. Well, what have we here? A dystopian future brought on by two separate incidents of a cosmic nature that has brought the world into a load of trouble, floods, and an illness that turns people into mindless beings known as blanks.
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The hero here is Australian special forces Stone Luckman and he has his hands full. Needless to say, there's action galore and well put together indeed. What makes it really interesting is that it is written in Australia and the action takes place there. Can't put it down and found myself reading well into the night using iPhone as the book. You would be entertained as it is well worth the read.
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I'm also skeptical of the fact that Huxley's imagined society would let its outliers in peace on an island. The fear and worship system of seems far more relevant.
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