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A new novel in John Ringo's best-selling Black Tide Rising series by Nebula- and Dragon Award-nominated author Charles E. Gannon.

Castaways in a zombie plague

Six kids ranging from suburban geeks to street-smart pariahs. A British captain who rarely talks and never smiles. All on the 70-foot pilothouse ketch Crosscurrent Voyager, bound on a senior summer cruise to adventure and serious fun.

Except most of the kids don’t get along. And they’ll be gone all summer. And none of them have sailed before. And worst of all - because they booked at the last minute - they got the destination nobody else wanted: the frigid and remote South Georgia Islands.

But there’s one other hitch: They’ll never see their families or friends again. Because just days after they leave, a plague starts spreading like wildfire, turning most of its survivors into shrieking, cannibalistic rage-monsters. So with their past dying as fast as the world that shaped it, the kids’ hated destination becomes their one hope for survival.

But it’s an uncertain hope. Not only are other hostile survivors headed there, but South Georgia Island is unable to support permanent habitation. So if the strange crew of the Voyager doesn’t come up with a further plan, they are - in every sense - heading straight toward the end of the world. 

©2020 Charles E. Gannon (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-2020

A marvelous foray

This is a excellent journey through unexplored territory in the Black Tide Rising series. If you loved the original books then you'll love this.

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  • sanwizard
  • 31-01-2021

Nice side story of John Ringos end times

This book made a nice side story to the series, but where is Ringo? I was expecting these new characters to meet up with the other characters in the series, but that never happened. Dissapointing. it would have been cool if a sub rose up with their friends in it.
I missed Ringo's snarky humor.

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  • Trip Williams
  • 02-04-2021

GREAT addition to BTR! Where is Ringo?!?!?

GREAT addition to the "Black Tide Rising" Universe!
Charles E. Gannon stepped in and he's BANGIN IT! ...and book 8 is even better! THANK YOU for picking up the ball Mr. Gannon... I had JUST convinced myself that this series was going to be another "Ringo Dangler".

Your narration is, as usual, AWESOME, Tristan!

Now.. "Where is John"?
C'mon Bro, add to, and maybe even FINISH, a few of your books in your past series' for us! Most of your best story-lines are just hangin out there, dangling, seemingly forgotten.

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  • anthony
  • 31-03-2021

YA Zombie Story

Although the basic plot held promise, it fell flat for me on several levels, enough so that I couldn't bear to finish it. It did copy the format of Black Tide Rising in that the main characters were boat based, and Island travelers. But this book couldn't hold a candle to Ringos work. The youngsters set as main characters matured almost overnight into intrepid deep ocean sailors, and trained special weapon and tactics operatives. Basically just a little story with kids, zombies, and guns.

Another serious problem I had with the audible version is the sing song cadence of the narrator. I felt like I was being read to like a child by a gentle grey haired nursery school teacher. Maybe his style of narration would work better for "Winnie the Pooh", not the walking dead.

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  • Stanley
  • 14-03-2021

The story's rhythm is off for the seares

The story I good for teenagers but boring for adults The way the zombie's is off but then the sears is made from another author so it is hard to find that flow to make the story his own. I would love for Ringo to do another book of the Smith famaly

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  • F. Choate
  • 24-02-2021

True to the series

Unlike some of the short stories this book is very true to Ringo's first four books. Looking forward to book 8.

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  • Cindy Flood-Pease
  • 24-01-2021

Worthy!

Gannon really nails the zeitgeist of the Black Tide universe. It’s fully worthy of the core novels. I loved the characters. I can only hope they meet up eventually with Wolf Squadron and the Smiths in the next book.

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  • PIttsburghPete
  • 21-01-2021

so glad to have another installment

it was really nice to have this short installment even if by a different author. got to really like the characters. hoping the story can intersect with the story line from the main series

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  • M. langworthy
  • 15-01-2021

good stuff

I enjoyed this start to finish. some of the characters in the other books can be too competent but here we get to enjoy people messing up and learning

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  • GlockMan
  • 13-01-2021

More like Ringo

This guy is excellent he writes with a better flair like Ringo. Please write more.

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