CellPaperback - 2016
"If any of them looks over here, sees us, and decides to come after us, we're done. We won't have a hope in hell."
On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and graphic artist Clayton Riddell is visiting Boston, having just landed a deal that might finally enable him to make art instead of teaching it. But all those good feelings about the future change in a hurry thanks to a devastating phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse. The delivery method is a cell phone--everyone's cell phone. Now Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization's darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a relentless human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature...and then begins to evolve. There's really no escaping this nightmare. But for Clay, an arrow points the way home to his family in Maine, and as he and his fellow refugees make their harrowing journey north, they begin to see the crude signs confirming their direction. A promise of a safe haven, perhaps, or quite possibly the deadliest trap of all....
From Library Staff
Boston explodes into chaos when a single, mysterious pulse is suddenly sent through cell phones--everyone begins to turn into flesh-eating killing machines.
October 1st: chaos and carnage begins in Boston without warning - and it's all due to one simple cell phone call.
Civilization doesn't end with a bang or a whimper. It ends with a call on your cell phone. What happens on the afternoon of October 1 came to be known as the Pulse, a signal sent though every operating cell phone that turns its user into something...well, something less than human. Savage, murder... Read More »
A single pulse is simultaneously transmitted through every cell phone on the planet. After the pulse, an unspeakable transformation occurs.