The Flood might be a title that immediately gives you the impression this might be a take on the Noah story, but there's not really a flood in the book. A lot of the east coast of North and South America was flooded by a huge tidal wave but Tsunami or Ship would have given a more accurate picture title. We don't really ever experience that flooded world anyway. If you feared a preachy book based on the title, rest assured this is not one of those, there is a minor amount of pages religious character who starts a cult and a few characters pray, but you'd expect the latter in any huge disaster tale, just due to the variety of people that make up our society, so omitting that completely wouldn't be that realistic. Basically Flood is the tale of a group of New Yorkers who are evacuated from probable death with the approaching wave by being herded onto a cruise ship which has been directed to be part of the rescue that heads out to sea to go over the wave while it is a small bump and await directions on where to dock to disburse the refugees before returning on it's cruise with the original passengers. At first the trip seems great, the captain in generous with the passengers', food and the cruise ship seems like a comfortable way to bypass the danger compared to the hulls of the freighters and other ships the other fleeing New Yorkers were herded onto. However the ship is seen as a target by opportunists who have been wishing an event like this would occur. The aftermath of their actions will test the selfishness verse community survival aspects of everyone left alive on the ship. Can they function as a society or like any apocalyptic world story, do you have more to fear from the survivors, than the disaster event itself?
There are a lot of characters in this book but up until the end it never really became slightly confusing as to who was who. I liked the novel, it kind of reminded me of the writing style of authors like Iain Rob Wright. The Kindle version has a bonus short story at the end that isn't related to Flood's storyline, that is told through both a guy who wakes up and realises he's tied up in the boot (trunk) of a car, and the guy driving the car. I really liked the short story Locked in the Trunk of a Car. I'd read other books by this author both set in the same Tsunami aftermath world or about something else.