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Number One International Best-Selling Series

It uses your DNA against you.

It knows no mercy, and feels no pain.

As the old world burns, only one truth remains.


It's the middle of the night. The city's in total blackout. As the last cell tower fails, Lucy gets a desperate warning.

"Worse is coming."

In less than 24 hours, mass looting will begin. Panic will quickly follow. Then violence. Technology has failed across the globe, and a disastrous chain reaction has begun. But as the people of San Francisco sleep, they have no idea what's about to happen. Lucy must seize her chance to get ahead.

As the last bytes of data vanish into the ether, the old world will be lost. In its wake, billions of citizens will be stranded in defunct cities, unable to communicate, or coordinate. For the first time in millennia, our species will be truly vulnerable.

That's when the pandemic hits.

They called it D4. It's not an enemy you can fight. It's a process. We've never seen anything like it. And it's just the beginning…

A gripping dystopian pause-resister, with a whole new take on the pandemic genre.

Welcome to the world of Convulsive....

Marcus Martin's writing has been hailed by fans of A. G. Riddle, Veronica Roth, Octavia E. Butler, Scott Medbury, Michael Crichton, Jack Hunt, Hugh Howey, Ursula K. Le Guin, Douglas E. Richards, Peter Cawdron, TW Piperbrook, Matthew Mather, Naomi Alderman, and more.

Contains strong language and violent scenes.

©2019 Marcus Martin (P)2021 Marcus Martin

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  • 18-05-2021

To Slow

by listening to the previews and reading about the book I believe it was going to be a very interesting book I listened as far as I could into the book it is just entirely too slow you lose interest and then you lose where you are in the book sorry that way too slow

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  • 07-07-2021

Wow, what a marathon!

It’s no mean feat to grip a listener for 25 hours and when I first started Convulsive, I wasn’t sure the author was going to be able to hold me. After all, how interesting can a viral infection narrative be after the first few people have died? Especially at a time like this when people are dying every day, it’s sort of the last thing you want to read about in your fictional escape world. Ah, how shall I escape the depression of the C-19 pandemic? I know, I’ll spend 25 hours listening to the D4 pandemic!

Well… was I wrong!! I don’t want to leave any spoilers but let’s just say, by the end of the first book, I had no idea THAT was going to happen and OMG was I hooked! From that point forward, I didn’t take my headphones off.

What’s really interesting about this series is that it was written before Covid and you see all the same precautions put into effect to try to combat the virus, which demonstrates a very well-researched novel. But far more than that, the author has an incredible imagination for where to take a viral infection and he pushes it to its absolute limits while maintaining the plausibility required for sci-fi. The story twists and turns with each book highlighting an unexpected aspect of the D4 pandemic, leading you from one edge-of-the-seat scene to another as Lucy battles for survival.

Any author who can keep my attention that long deserves respect! Well played!

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