Patient Zero (Affliction Z, Book 1)
L. T. Ryan
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Something dark lurks in the wilds of Southern Nigeria. An experiment has gone horribly wrong and threatens to wipe all traces of humanity from Earth. 3rd Ranger Battalion, Bravo Company is sent in to assist, clean up the mess before it gets out of control.
Sean Ryder is an Air Force Pararescueman. Attached to SEAL Team 8, he believes he is on a routine rescue and recovery mission. Less than half an hour after landing in Nigeria, he knows that is not the case. And the further his mission leads him, the harder it becomes to get out alive.
Patient Zero is the first book in the apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic series Affliction Z from USA Today bestselling author L.T. Ryan.
fall. Turk learned something new at that moment. The bastards couldn’t only run fast, they could also jump high. A pale hand wrapped around the rebar, another around the barrel of his gun. He felt the gun pulled through the opening until it reached a spot where the hilt was too wide. Before he could back up, the thing grabbed a hold of Turk’s wrist and pulled his right forearm through a gap. He saw its mouth open, yellow teeth glistening with saliva. The beast was hungry, hell, starving after
before he lost all sensation, he thought that he felt a tiny prick in his left thigh. He wondered if she had injected another agent into his leg. Although, it could have been the bone saw. The light faded out, as did the voices and sounds in the room. Sean entered a blackened space, where tall grasses swayed in a gentle breeze, brushing against his palm as he walked toward the images of his wife and daughter. Chapter 19 A week passed by in less than ten minutes for Sean. They kept him
and oval and red. Turk watched the moon rise above the hill and ascend into the sky, turning small and circular and white. In less than ten minutes the orb shrunk to a tenth of the size it had been when he first saw it. It was bright enough that Turk didn’t need to use his flashlight to see the bodies that lay on the ground around the campsite. He easily spotted the dark outlines of his two men that were on patrol. They circled the site, keeping watch for whatever was out there. The moon also
rest, like it had been turned over recently. “See it?” Turk asked. “Yeah,” Sean replied. “I see it.” He brought the scope to his eye and studied the area surrounding the hidden entrance. Nothing seemed out of place. If there were any security measures taken, he couldn’t spot them from the top of the hill. He knew they’d have to be careful when they approached. Setting off an IED would not only be deadly for the team, it would also alert whoever was below ground to their presence. “We’re gonna
“What in God’s name are we looking at?” Turk said. “I don’t know,” Sean said. “Like I said, they aren’t human.” The woman kept shuffling in their direction, stopped. Her eyes closed, revealing purple eyelids. Her head dropped back. She rotated her head to the left, then the right. Her nostrils flared open. She appeared to be trying to sense if something, or someone, was nearby. “What is—” Sean jabbed his hand into Turk’s side and let out a quick shushing sound. He didn’t say anything. If that