In 1936, a mutated virus passed from monkey to human, and a deadly epidemic was born. Set in a near but undated future, the world is in what would be its last turmoil. While the United States is poised to begin an Armageddon-like battle in the Middle East, Europeans are emigrating en masse to Africa, believing they are returning to the birthplace of mankind. Both groups are fueled by a fundamentalist religious fervor, one believing they are bringing about the prophesied end of the world, and the other believing they are bringing about the rebirth of civilization. When Thomas steals Greg's identity, he brings him into a double life as a conspirator. Greg's parents have already traveled to Africa to begin their new life, and his wife wants to relocate there as well. But Greg knows too much.
Ruby Barnes has taken an entirely new direction with this new novel. A political thriller, the AIDS pandemic, conspiracy theories, and a bit of lust and romance all combine to make this impossible to put down. The only problem? It was only Part One. Now, I anxiously await Part Two.
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