Book Review: Escape Velocity (The Pax Series) by Meryl S. Fortneycategories: Book, Romance, Horror, Thriller, Aliens, Undead, Transgender, Transsexual, LGBT, Tragedy, Apocalypse, Space, Science Fiction
Meryl S. Fortneyabout this book: Escape Velocity is a twisted-metal collision between a romantic tragedy and an apocalyptic thriller.
On the surface, it's an A-to-B sort of story that leads you on through a trail of bodies and violence, but if you pop open the hood, there's way more to it than that.
Front and center, you have two incredible troubled characters, which, in my opinion, makes for an even more dramatic story.
First, you have Dante Marcellus, a man who used to work for the Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Area Police Department, before transferring to Manhattan's "Emergency Response Unit." It was there that he quickly rose to veteran status, just as the apocalypse moved in on the city (and the rest of the world).
A man whose mother and father vanished without a trace. The father, Vincent Marcellus, who disappeared, with his only reason being that he was involved in a top-secret type of project that led to the abandonment of his sons, Dante and Jack.
And as you flip through the pages of Escape Velocity, you find that Dante still suffers from the echo of a strange voice within his mind, is constantly suffering mental attacks and something that would look like narcolepsy to any of the people around him.
Then you have his right-hand, Meryl SinGarda.
A rookie NYPD cop who grew up in a violent environment of drug abuse and alcoholism. During the six years that she was separated from Dante, her and two other people traversed the ruin-ridden landscape of the United States of America, and most unfortunately, was captured by the terrorist cell, ZeroFactor, who, among other horrible things, removed one of her eyes.
The transsexual Meryl SinGarda and paranoid schizophrenic Dante Marcellus find themselves at the end of their rope, when their only remaining shelter, which exists in Salem, New Jersey, is brutally attacked and torn apart.
This leaves them at the brink of starvation with only one goal in mind.
Escape Velocity is available for 2.99 (USD) at Smashwords.com and the Amazon Kindle Marketplace, and, within only a few weeks from the publication of this article, everywhere else that you could possibly imagine.
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Wow..I cannot believe how amazing this book turned out to be! I wasn't really expecting much going into it... but once it picks up the story just doesn't stop and it just pulls every single punch. I was literally in tears when I got to chapter 17. Then the end of the book... my god! You have to read this! [by Karley Morgan]
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