R. James Faulkner The Eating of Souls

ISBN 13: 9780692412572

The Eating of Souls

 
9780692412572: The Eating of Souls

Drivenby the promise of a cure, they find the power of hope has the ability to kill.

  There was no biblical apocalypse, no war that destroyed the planet. Something small and unexpected tore humankind from the throne of the world, a never-before-seen virus. Its rapid unstoppable spread swept across the globe and cast most humans back into a primitive state. It infected without prejudice, corrupted the mind, and compelled people to do horrific things. Two types survived the disease, those left with their minds damaged, and their future victims.

  News sources reported of a vaccination at the medical camps. If you could get to one, you could receive it, but travel had become dangerous. After losing his parents in Tupelo, Ben walks the Natchez Trace, trying to reach the Jackson camp. He knows others are out there, because at night he can hear their screams in the darkness.

  It is the promise of safety that keeps Amy's family traveling toward Jackson. They have suffered terrible losses during their journey, but it is her father's plan to reach the camp at all costs that might be their ultimate demise. Frank, a man outrunning personal tragedy, struggles to make it to the coast. He believes it offers the only true safety left, isolation. Angela finds herself trapped in a horrible situation. To escape from it, she must discover her inner strength and survive by any means necessary.

  Paths collide in unforeseen ways and the camp looms in the distance. Can they find protection there, or does something far more sinister await them behind the gates?

 

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Driven by the promise of a cure, they find the power of hope has the ability to kill.

    A never-before-seen virus swept across the globe with such startling speed that all countries were helpless to stop its rapid spread. The number of sick climbed from thousands to millions overnight. It infected without prejudice, corrupting people, destroying what made them human. Two types of people survived the spread of the disease. Those left with their minds damaged, making them do horrifying things, and their future victims.

   After losing his parents to a horrible accident in Tupelo, Ben travels the Natchez Trace on foot. He walks the dangerous highway trying to reach the Jackson CDC/FEMA camp.  His father thought they could find help there, maybe even a possible cure for the sickness. He walks steadily southward, starving, fighting exhaustion every step of the way, in hopes of reaching safety. Always fearful of what the trees hide along the roadside, he moves in near silence. He knows noise of any kind draws people closer and people cannot be trusted. To attract their attention is to attract his death.

   Frank struggles to make it to the coast, relentlessly pursued by men he knows want to kill him. He meets a severely wounded woman named Angela, against his better judgment, she convinces him to help her. He agrees to take her the CDC/FEMA camp to seek treatment. Once inside, separated from each other, they meet the sinister Doctor Wilson. Receiving his sadistic version of medical attention, it becomes bitterly apparent, the place they desperately sought to get to is not the place they thought it would be. Faced with unspeakable atrocities, each must find a way to escape before it is too late, saving themselves and what remains of their sanity.

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