Plague Zone (the Plague Year trilogy Book 3)
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"I can't wait for the movie."
-Sacramento News & Review
After surviving the Archos plague and the wars that followed, Ruth Goldman and Cam Najarro find peace in a village hidden in the Rockies, but the race for weaponized nanotech has accelerated. America is hit by new nano plague. Aided by a small group of friends and rivals, Ruth and Cam must discover the source of the contagion... an old enemy they believed dead...
need to do is keep us contained.” “We are carrying the plague,” Cam said. “Right? We came out of Colorado. We must have traces of it in our blood. Our lungs. Our skin.” Freedman nodded. “Their vaccine is the only thing protecting you. My cat’s paw will attack the vaccine.” “That’s how it’ll spread,” Cam said. He touched Deborah’s arm, trying to convey both tenderness and brutal resolve. “The mind plague will infect the Chinese. Everyone we left behind will wake up.” “But this includes us,”
their own fences, shouting in the cold as they wrestled the steel with pliers and gloves. None of it was enough to distract her. She could only watch and wait, pacing, twitching. A captain with an M4 intercepted her. “You shouldn’t be out here,” he said. “Dr. Goldman? You shouldn’t be out here.” “Beymer,” she said, tugging at the white badge on her uniform. Go ask Colonel Beymer. The overwhelmed Navy colonel was acting CO, and he hadn’t known what to do with her except to give her anything she
In the meantime there would be peace. They would be different, calmer and less selfish. Maybe they could learn new ways of working together. The environment itself would heal. The paradox she felt was agonizing. Ruth was afraid to cut away a major part of human nature for the same reasons she would never commit genocide outright. She didn’t want to become a monster even if her motives were for the best. What if there were side effects? If she inhibited their most basic drives, they might lose
area as big as a football field. The mind plague must have driven some of the infected to follow the survivors into these mountains ... The artillery crews had walked their guns back and forth across the mouth of Willow Creek, dropping everyone who’d chased them. Cam was doubly glad he’d kept them out of the canyon. The battlefield was at least a mile away, but it was surely contagious. “Bobbi,” he said suddenly. “Fire two shots.” “What? Why? I’m almost empty.” He was down to a few rounds
don’t know.” An engine rumbled behind them as one of the Humvees rolled past. The other Humvee appeared from the corner of the bank and followed. Ruth was very, very glad she wasn’t in those vehicles, but it had always been that way, hadn’t it? Other people did the dirty work while she was safe. “I think I see them,” Foshtomi said. She lowered her binoculars and got up on her seat, twisting in the confines of the Humvee to find a better angle through the windshield. “Shit. They’ve got a drape