They helped destroy the world. Now they have to survive the new one.
For rentboy Nico Fernández, it’s a simple job: seduce a presidential advisor to help cement approval to launch Project Juggernaut. He’s done similar work for General Logan McClosky before, and manipulating people for his favorite client beats the hell out of being trafficked for slave wages in some corporate brothel.
Zach Houtman feels called to work with the most vulnerable outcasts of society. But his father, the Reverend Maurice Houtman, insists that Zach work for him instead as he runs for Senate. Zach reluctantly agrees, but is horrified to see his father leave behind Christ’s mandate of love and mercy to preach malicious zealotry and violence instead. Zach even starts to suspect his father is working with fundamentalist terrorists.
When Project Juggernaut accidentally unleashes a deadly plague that claims billions of lives, Nico and Zach are thrown together, each bearing a burden of guilt. With only each other for safety and solace, they must make their way through a new world, one where the handful of people left alive are willing to do anything—and kill anyone—to survive.
I loved this book so much. I fell in love with the Characters from Strain and i thought this one wouldnt measure up, but i was mistaken. I found very interesting the development of the characters as i did on strain, what makes me think i should be reading more of this author since in both of her books i have read so far, has shown the ability of create such amazing characters. The book start a little slow but never lost my attention, it give very much information on aspects that were happening in the world at the time that the virus started to became a problem, that made easy to understand the posicion on which each of the character were. Both main characters were so great.
I found Zach such a strong character,with strong beliefs, so worried for the others and never giving up hope, someone worth fighting for.
Nico was my favorite, so secure of himself and with so much guilt. He smile with every little gesture he had.
It was such a painful book to read because there was so much dispair on it and yet so beautiful.