Today I get to share about the book that I’m reading. Actually, I’m in the middle of several, but I’m actively reading This Plague of Days by Robert Chazz Chute. I’m not a typical reader of the apocalyptic tales, but I’m hooked on this one! It follows the family of a boy with autism as a virus wipes out much of the population.
I love the characters and want to know what’s going to happen to each of them. Even the kooky old neighbor who is starting to seem more suspicious and ominous with each new page. I have a feeling that if there’s a cliffhanger, he’s going to be right in the middle of it.
Jaimie Spencer is a strange autistic boy caught in a fight for survival as the Sutr-X virus spreads across the United States. While governments lie to their citizens to quarantine victims and isolate cities, the inexorable mind virus brings civilization as we know it to an end. Sutr-X sweeps away all we knew, but the plague doesn’t stop there. As the virus mutates to become Sutr-Z, Britain falls as the zombies rise.
The war for the future has begun and the greater numbers are on the side of the infected. Terrorists created the plague and made ordinary civilians into rabid bio-weapons. The Ungrateful Living and the rabid cannibals all share one thing in common: they are just like you.
Who will love This Plague of Days? Horror readers, zombie lovers, word nerds, paranoids, preppers and readers of all things apocalyptic.
It was only four blocks, but it seemed much farther in the dark. They moved slowly, following Jack’s flashlight beam.
A dozen pairs of eyes followed them in turn — wary but fierce — unseen and circling, closer and closer. The ragged creatures, drooling and impatient, ached with hunger.