•Pub. Date: May 2011
•Publisher: Leonard Hilley II, via Smashwords
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The desolate streets of downtown Pittsburgh in 2073 are a reminder of the missile attack that forever changed the lives of the surviving scientists and students hidden in the fallout shelter of Helmsby's Genetic Research Center. Believing themselves to be the only survivors, they station themselves inside the center until food supplies near depletion. Thinking the fallout has lessened, they emerge three years later to discover strange creatures patrolling the streets in search of human flesh and blood. The creatures possess the ability to shift their genomes and alter their appearances by realigning their genetic sequences. Daniel Hutchinson, their leader, teams with Lucas Ridale and together they set out to scavenge the area for food and supplies with the hope to find other survivors. But Daniel's most recent journey uncovers mysteries more frightening than the shifters. He discovers the tip of Pittsburgh has been fenced off from the rest of the area. Low-flying helicopters observe the streets, making him ponder the question: Were the shifters released as simply part of a military experiment with humans being their prey?
PREVIEW:Pittsburg, PA 2073 was the location and the year of the story. Per synopsis above, the missile attack somewhat created creatures that can shift and no they are not that ones we read in our paranormal novels. They do not turn into Jacob nor other hunky man that a heroine can fall in love with. A cute cat that can turn into a monster that uses their talons and teeth to rip you apart. These creatures are like those mutated monsters made by the Umbrella Corporation, vicious and predatory. Another problem Daniel, his best friend, Lucas and the other survivors face; these shifters actually have an intellect that seems to evolve, similar to the human brain. They ambush people and set up a trap for them. Scary right?
This book is a breed between science fiction and post-apocalyptic genre. Mutated creatures, clones, a struggle for epic survival, a bio-genetics engineering company called TranGen Corp., nuclear holocaust and more. I am really surprised on what this book offered. The world in chaos portrayed was so depressing yet it is filled with action, suspense and mystery. You see and feel what the characters are going through. And you even see what's inside the mind of some creatures. Truly horrifying and unique. I enjoyed every page and would recommend it to all lovers of horror, sci-fi and mystery. For mature readers only.