'Two decades of social media had prepared them well for UK2.'
The pace steps up in this penultimate book in the Project Renova series, as the survivors' way of life comes under threat.
Two years after the viral outbreak, representatives from UK Central arrive at Lindisfarne to tell the islanders about the shiny new city being created down south. UK2 governor Verlander's plan is simple: all independent communities are to be dissolved, their inhabitants to reside in approved colonies. Alas, those who relocate soon suspect that the promises of a bright tomorrow are nothing but smoke and mirrors, as great opportunities turn into broken dreams, and dangerous journeys provide the only hope of freedom.
Meanwhile, far away in the southern hemisphere, a new terror is gathering momentum...
'I walked through that grey afternoon, past fields that nobody had tended for nearly three years, past broken down, rusty old vehicles, buildings with smashed windows. I was walking alone at the end of the world, but I was a happy man. I was free, at last.'
'Legacy', a fourth and final book, will be available in October 2018. It is set in the future, about the characters' descendants, moving backwards in time to 2029, two years after the end of UK2. Patient Zero, a collection of short stories related to the series, is also currently available.