From thriller and suspense master Brett Battles comes Ashes, the fourth book in the continuing Project Eden thriller saga.
The hammer has fallen. The deadly Sage Flu has been unleashed. The scramble for survival is in full force.
Martina Gable and her family escaped to a secluded mountain cabin in hopes of avoiding the death sweeping the desert valley below. But have they gone far enough?
Dominic Ray, manager of a tropical, private island resort, has a dream job. The weather, the food, the drinks, the people - life couldn't be better. What he didn’t expect - what no one could have expected - was that his good life was about to disappear. In a sea of the sick and dying, Sanjay and Kusum desperately search for a place beyond Mumbai where they and the group they are leading can be safe, and where they can prepare for what the future may bring.
Brandon Ash wants nothing more than to be with his father and sister, but there is something waiting for him on a deserted, snow-covered highway. Something that may mean the reunion will never happen.
As Daniel Ash, Brandon's father, lies unconscious from the serious wounds he suffered while hunting for his son, his daughter Josie realizes it's up to her to find her brother and bring him home. But the search will be a dangerous one, that will take her far from home.
And then there is Project Eden, watching the plague kill as they had planned, even as they prepare to activate the next phase.
What will you do to survive?
Ashes is best read after completing volumes 1-3 (Sick, Exit 9, and Pale Horse).
©2012 Brett Battles (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I was worried this had so many parts to the series, but I am enjoying the journey and have not been bored yet.
The Eden series has wonderful character development, good suspense, and a plot that is we'll thought-out and consistent throughout the multiple books. This one is no exception... highly recommended!
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Expectations were met. Some of the dialogue was repetitive and slow-paced. This installment was of sufficient interest that I will consider listening to earlier episodes if reader reviews are supportive.
yes, i have to because he won't end this story
all of them
keep your attention
most of them
just to let people know, this is a good story but it only take 2 books to do it, no now i have to wait for # 5. he is just sucking money out of us to buy the next book
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Brett Battles is a very good author. I really have enjoyed his "Cleaner" series as well as some of his stand alone work like Little Girl Gone. However, he missed the mark on this one. In my opinion, way too much time was spent on weak characters and a slow, cliched buildup to an unsatisfying ending. I will continue to be interested in his work - but I wish I had skipped this one.
Seeking the Truth
Doubtful. I do not appreciate authors who try to advance the sale of their next book by creating novels that cannot stand alone but, rather, where the reader has to wait (and pay) for a follow-up novel to find out what happens next. If you've read the books "Outbreak" (inspired by the epidemic of Ebola in Africa during 1976), "Pandemic" (based on the SARS scare of 2007), "Outbreak and Contagion" by Robin Cook, "The Stand" by Stephen King, etc., it is obvious that the pandemic theme is not Brett Battles' genre. Weak plot, not enough intrigue, and poor character development (often the case in "series" where the writer knows he/she can possibly make up for it in the next installment). Battles should stick with The Cleaner, where he shines.
What ending? It continues into book 5, much to the delight of the author's bankers.
The narrator did a good job trying to make sense of the slow pace of the story. He's not in the top ten yet, but he'll get there.
This theme is so tired and trite. It's been written about extensively since at least the 1990s. I suppose teenagers would enjoy a movie, but there is not enough action for a TV series.
I've just finished listening to the whole Project Eden series, one after the other. A fantastic series, can't wait for the next installment. A very scary, well written storyline, heartbreakingly sad in parts, it pulls you in and keeps the suspense going throughout. And, as always, MacLeod Andrews' narrative style adds to the overall audio experience.
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