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A prehistoric patient zero. An infectious primal hunger. Some discoveries are better left buried.

Research Station, Siberia. Madison Price would go to the ends of the Earth to be part of archeological history. So, when a team of scientists uncover an ice-preserved Neanderthal, she puts a personal tragedy to the side to exhume the body. But after one of the scientists starts exhibiting strange, violent symptoms, Madison fears their discovery has unleashed a lethal virus. 

With the remote lab under a panicked lockdown, Madison's dream excavation decays into a waking nightmare. As more members of the team turn rabid, the archaeologist and the remaining survivors may be humanity's last hope. 

Can Madison contain the epidemic before it's unleashed upon the world?

Catalyst is the prequel in a gripping post-apocalyptic zombie series. If you like strong-minded heroes, race-against-the-clock suspense, and undead encounters, then you'll love Derek Shupert's action-packed ride. 

Buy Catalyst to watch a zombie virus come to life today!

©2019 Derek Shupert (P)2020 Derek Shupert

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Too much telling, not enough showing.

The narrator didn’t vary his voice enough to differentiate between characters- especially with the main character being female. During the dialogue it became frustrating to constantly make sure I was with the right character.

The story itself is interesting and has promise.
However, it is let down by showing instead of telling. I don’t need you to tell me character is distracted, you’ve shown me by her direction of thoughts.

There are also some confusing sentences- at one point the author says “we felt.” This should have been “I felt”, as the story is told from the main characters point of view. The main character can’t tell us how another is feeling- it can only be shown in a characters actions. This was another case of show, don’t tell.

The story is entertaining and has a good pace-but the author has some work to do on the delivery.

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  • Schubert Family
  • 22-10-2020

Nice Listen

This a a Quick looking the series as a reader of the zombie or apocalyptic genre you normally don’t get to start a series with books 0 so with me doing it this time I wanna see how it changes the stories but this is a good indication of this series is going to be good.

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  • Muzzy
  • 09-06-2021

Awful in every way

This was really quite terrible. From the lame, limp, lacklustre narration to the predictable story line. Please save your hard earned cash and give this a miss.

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