This book is bargain priced from 01/13/2014 until 01/13/2015
From the author of The Living Hunger comes a pandemic story written in serial form; this is Episode One. Operation Z-Day refers to a novel, which the main character is writing as part of the storyline.
In the year 2019 the world is ripe for the next great pandemic: viral genomes mutate on the fly, casual intimacy is common and travel is easy. These factors and others allow the spread of a caustic invader to overwhelm, then overcome their host organism — us. Calgary, Alberta, known to the world for The Stampede and 1988 Winter Olympics, is home to Raven Falconer, an aspiring author, and her three roommates. The women, fun-loving and educated, are intent on furthering their careers and life’s circumstances. Soon their lives will be tested to the very limits of friendship and human endurance.
The planet’s history is put on hold as Canada suffers the devastating effects of an out-of-control virus, spawning a worldwide epidemic. Travel, commerce, all day-to-day activities are suspended, but it’s too late. Thousands, then millions fall victim to the infection. The elderly and weak succumb while the survivors lose brain function and ultimately their identity, spiraling into a zombie-like state where only carnal instincts prevail.
Seeing the writing on the wall, the friends retreat to the mountains of Banff in search of peace and shelter, hoping the worst will pass. They emerge from a secluded cabin to find marshal law instituted and a world turned upside down, where kill or be killed is rampant. Join Raven, her best friends Mick, Bobi, and Hannah for the ride of their lives. Throw in an Olympic Biathlon competitor, Nathan Edwards, infected with the transforming virus and nowhere is safe.
Episode One traces the roommates’ flight from the city and their face-to-face encounters with an emerging, deadly threat, the Huskers: animalistic post-viral humans who will do anything to survive.
Targeted Age Group: 14-99
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Dennis F. Larsen grew up in Brigham City, Utah, a small town set into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. He attended Utah State University before graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a Doctorate of Optometry degree in May of 1987. He has worked as an Optometrist in a group practice since that time. Dennis was married to his hometown sweetheart, Holly, in 1981 and they have four children, as well as a golden retriever, Hannah. In recent years their lives have been blessed with the addition of five grandchildren.
The author lives for time with his family but is enjoying the exploration of his new found love, writing. Hours that were previously devoted to working extra shifts and rearing children are now spent honing his creative edge.
With Cruel Intent, his first novel, is a work of Southern Fiction featuring characters and places from Dr. Larsen’s past. His first completed manuscript is a story of romance peppered with crime and suspense. It began as a challenge from his wife to prove he could write something romantic and it took on a life of its own. The novel is currently undergoing a revised edit to polish the work for a re-release in 2014.
His second novel, The Living Hunger, is an action/adventure story set in a post apocalyptic world. The plot spins a totally new idea into the genre, omitting zombies but casting a plausible scenario after effects of global nuclear, chemical and biological warfare have decimated the planet. The novel was published in July of 2013. Book two will be released mid 2014.
Dr. Larsen has always wanted to write something in serial form and with the release of The Raven Falconer Chronicles, he has done just that. A story set in Southern Alberta, more specifically, Banff, the characters are thrust into a life or death struggle with a worldwide viral invader, as well as post viral infected humans, The Huskers. Episode One is now available with Episode Two out the end of January 2014.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As a child I had a vast collection of comic books and loved the end of the world kind of stories. I’ve had a story playing through my head that would fit a serial type storyline and thus The Raven Falconer Chronicles was born. Each episode will be approximately 40,000 words, enough to sink your teeth into and advance the story. This is not a Zombie story but a realistic view of would could happen following a viral infection that turns men into animalistic beings with only the need to survive.