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One Final Gasp
David W. Dietz III
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
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Somewhere out there exists an extinction level virus so powerful there is nothing that can stop it. In a misguided attempt to avert the future deadly threat, biologist Elias Marcum creates his own impervious virus. His arrogance in his work inadvertently causes the accidental release of the virus. By the time it is discovered, it is too late.
The CO-D4 virus rages the globe, leaving weary survivors and infected who roam the streets. In the aftermath of the pandemic, Doctor James Ung finds himself in a new type of world. A quiet one. Almost as if everything is put on pause. The global distribution of the vaccine breeds a different outcome other than hope. Those who receive it fall into a deep coma. Ung along with Major Tom find an ally in Ella Hoffman, a displaced survivor from another camp. Time is running out and they are clueless as to what will happen when the inoculated survivors wake.
Kasper Wallace is a screwup. Everything he tries to do in life falls apart. He struggles to rise above his troubles until the day a global pandemic gives him a purpose. His years of immersion into the apocalypse scenarios of books, movies, and video games, provides him with the knowledge that makes him a survival asset. But, is it enough to fight an invisible invader that sickens and turns its victims into something much more threatening? The virus shows no mercy or prejudice. It is violent and swift and the after-effects of its rage leaves the human race at the edge of extinction.
It is not a war that mankind ever expects to face - one against the undead. In the fourth and final book of the Rectify Series, the battle has begun. After the rescue attempt of Sanctum, James Ung and the others make their way to Moundsville, West Virginia, where Clay Owens leads a group of survivors. They make a long term sanctuary our of an old prison. It is to be home, instead, they face using the prison as a fortress. Hope burns out quickly when they learn the world is far worse and the CO-D4 virus has only begun its evolution of humanity.
Biomites are artificial stem cells that can replace any cell in your body. No more kidney failure, severed spines, blood disease or cancer. Pharmaceuticals become obsolete. With each dose of biomites, we become stronger, we become smarter, prettier... and better. At what point are we no longer human? Nix Richards nearly died in a car accident when he was young. Biomites saved his life. Ten years later, he's not so lucky. The Halfskin Laws decree a human composed of 50% biomites is no longer human.
Moments before midnight on New Year's Eve, Danny D'Argenio suffers a massive heart attack and dies. There in the delicate space between life and death, he is given a special gift. Reunited with his deceased father, he is given the opportunity to see what his life would have been like had he been granted the wish to change some of his life choices. His journey is a priceless eye opening experience, all while getting the precious chance to spend one more day with a father he adored on this earth.