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Outcome (Breakers) [Kindle Edition]

Edward W. Robertson
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Book Description

As an agent of the Department of Advance Analysis, she's one of a handful of people who knows about the spread of a new virus--one she believes will wipe out mankind. With her bosses in denial, she flies to New York to get her ex-fiance Chip to safety.

But he's already been scooped up and quarantined--and so has his adopted daughter. Pursued by her own agency, Ellie will stop at nothing to break Chip out before the virus claims them all.

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Outcome is a novella (27,000 words / 90 pages) set at the beginning of the post apocalyptic Breakers series. It can be read before or after either of the first two books.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 265 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B1I5GA4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,974 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Ed writes science fiction and fantasy, especially the stuff with angry wizards and goofy robots. He's the author of the post-apocalyptic Breakers series and the epic fantasy series The Cycle of Arawn. Additionally, his short fiction has appeared in several dozen magazines and anthologies, including AE and Fantastique Unfettered.

Born in the Northwest in 1982, he's also lived in New York and Idaho before moving to the Los Angelish region. In addition to writing fiction, he reviews movies for the Tri-City Herald.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story well told 27 Feb. 2013
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This isn't the sort of book I generally read - it was the high standard of the writing that convinced me to take a chance on an unfamiliar genre.

Outcome is a great introduction to the post-apocalyptic series Breakers. It's a perfectly formed novella. The page turning race-against-time thriller story is matched by the quality of the prose (there are fresh metaphors and similes aplenty). The two protagonists are well realised and I enjoyed being in their company. I've already downloaded the first novel in the series (Breakers) and I'm looking forward to reading it. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 4 Mar. 2013
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Totally enjoyed reading this :-) A twist at the end that was not expected. Refreshing change from stories you can work out the ending before you get there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outcome 20 Jun. 2014
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Im a massive fan of post-apocalyptics, especially those of the plague variety, and this series is definitely up there in my favourites. I was a little skeptical to begin with about halfway through Breakers, but it proved to be well worth sticking it out when i got out of my post-apocalyptic comfort zone. 5 stars, worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth your time 15 April 2014
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I've been glued to the series. It's an extremely compelling read, the characters are believable and I was drawn to the survival of each of them. I can't wait for more from the author.
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It took me the whole of this book to realise the two female characters in it are the same ones we see later in "Reapers". It is a clever introduction and moves along at a brisk pace, with a fair bit of intrigue thrown in for good measure.

As with the rest of the Breakers series I can thoroughly recommend it.
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By Rach
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Easily readable short end-of-the-world as we know it novel.

This novel was not what I would normally have chosen and I was wonderfully surprised at how much I really loved the story-line.

Edward W, Robertson writes a phenomenally realistic novel that leaves you with `what if' questions. His depiction of the time, place and characters was creative and more realistic than anything I have read for a while - Ellie is a believable female in a tough world and I found her familiar; Chip is your everyday male and not the typically written about tough exterior with a heart of mush, man. This novel is a great and enticing beginning to the `Breakers' group of novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 27 Dec. 2013
By MD
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Short but fast moving and gripping story with interesting characters. Although I realise this was written as a prequal I decided to read it first before starting the main Breakers series which I am now anticipating will be very good. I hope the characters in this introduction pop up in one of the later books as I would like to know how they managed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Up and down 23 Dec. 2013
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The end of the world is nigh as a virus is about to wipe out humanity, and our female lead, Ellie, decides to do the right thing and save a few people before she gets the hell out of harm's way.

Oddly, this includes her ex-fiance Chip (SPOILER ALERT) who she learns has been taken into quarantine. This is where most of the suspense comes in: Is Ellie too late to save Chip and his daughter?

But that's where the suspense ends, because instead of trying to escape this wildfire virus, Ellie (who knows just how dangerous the virus is because she works for the "Department of Advance Analysis" and so knows what's coming. This kept pulling me out of the story - there wasn't the urge to escape I'd expect in a 'Escape New York before doomsday' tale.

At 80 pages, this is firmly in Novella territory. It felt like an extended sample to me (there are 4 more in the series which are longer). It's piqued my curiosity, and I'll probably try the next one eventually but not so much that I feel I have to rush out and buy it.

A solid 4: Recommended for those who like shorter instalments within a greater series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great novella in the series
great novella to compliment the series. Wish there was more from these characters
Published 23 days ago by someone
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting introduction to the Robertson's world.
Interesting introduction to the Robertson's world.
Published 3 months ago by Mr D Spring
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent Short Read - Breakers Series
A short 80 page novel which is the start of the Breakers series. This is a well written story of a disease that quickly spreads around the USA killing thousands in days. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Wendy
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Published 4 months ago by stacey .macfarlane
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant series. Cant wait for the next book.
Published 5 months ago by Jan Hannah
4.0 out of 5 stars If I had known what the book was about I ...
If I had known what the book was about I would not have started reading it. However it is a well written and has enough excitement to keep the reader on the edge of the seat until... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mudlark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great !!
I have read this series with much enjoyment.It is'nt ofen that I find a book or books that I can't put down.Much to my husbands disgust Have just bought another two. Read more
Published 7 months ago by C Lilly
5.0 out of 5 stars short but sweet
I really enjoyed this story it was a good little side bar while tackling the breakers series I've only discovered these books a few weeks ago but can't get enough of them. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Mcdowall
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but may be short
Loved this however seemed very short hence a 5star story only getting 4 stars . May have been the fact that I couldn't put it down so time passed quickly
Published 9 months ago by Mrs S Pond
5.0 out of 5 stars compelling
Enjoying the whole series. Well written, interesting characters. Don't want to put the book down.
Published 9 months ago by Helen H
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