Extinction Horizon by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Extinction Horizon Book 1 in Nicholas Sansbury Smith’s bestselling, award-winning & top-rated Extinction Cycle Series
The worst of nature and the worst of science will bring the human race to the brink of extinction…
Master Sergeant Reed Beckham has led his Delta Force Team, codenamed Ghost, through every kind of hell imaginable and never lost a man. When a top secret Medical Corps research facility goes dark, Team Ghost is called in to face their deadliest enemy yet–a variant strain of Ebola that turns men into monsters.
After barely escaping with his life, Beckham returns to Fort Bragg in the midst of a new type of war. The virus is already spreading… As cities fall, Team Ghost is ordered to keep CDC virologist Dr. Kate Lovato alive long enough to find a cure. What she uncovers will change everything.
Total extinction is just on the horizon, but will the cure be worse than the virus?
Extinction Horizon is a coaster ride of fear and adrenaline that you will not want to put down. Nicholas Sansbury Smith once again separates himself from the masses with a brilliantly entertaining post-apocalyptic thriller. – W. J. Lundy, author of Only the Dead Live Forever
Fast-paced military action meets cool, cutting-edge science. Extinction is no longer a Darwinian battle of the fittest. It’s a race for survival. – E. E. Giorgi, award-winning author of Chimeras –This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
Nicholas Sansbury Smith is the bestselling author of the Orbs and Extinction Cycle series. He worked for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management in disaster mitigation before switching careers to focus on his one true passion–writing. A three-time Kindle All-Star, several of Smith’s titles have reached the top 50 on the overall Kindle bestseller list and as high as #1 in the Audible store. Hell Divers, the first book in his new trilogy, will release in July 2016. When he isn’t writing or daydreaming about the apocalypse, he’s training for triathlons or traveling the world. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his dog and a house full of books.
Review By SpacedMom on August 17, 2015
One of the most impressive books I’ve read in a while. It’s hard to identify whether it’s a zombie apocalypse book, or a medical thriller or a military action thriller. It’s all of these and more.
Mr. Smith has managed to write a very well researched, very well thought out and detailed book about something so terrifying that it reads like a Stephen King book, yet has the depth of a Michael Crichton novel. He has done something most zombie genre don’t do, and that is deal with the details of how and why the situation occurred in the first place, and that is a welcome change. Much of the story mingles science with military intervention, as well as the struggle that a small group of survivors (scientist and military) have in dealing with the virus, and it’s effects. We see them come to terms with the death of family, friends and co-workers, the unknown disposition of family members, and the overwhelming sense that mankind is on the brink of total destruction, possibly an extinction level event. “The perfect storm”, a mixture of the worst of man with the worst of nature, is how the author terms it.
The details of the book are gruesome. The horror and terror of the possibility that something this deadly could happen to mankind is real, thus the reading of this book caused cold chills, and an ache in my gut as it moved along at a lightening pace. Mr. Smith is an excellent writer. Very realistic in his characterizations and narration of events, and he leaves no stone unturned. Unafraid to address the ugly side of man, he leaves us wondering if all is well within our own world.
Great book. A must read. Just remember, it’s terror beyond belief. Don’t read unless you’ve got a strong disposition!
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