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Publisher's Summary

Would you risk it all to save your family?

The Hemorrhage Virus tore through America and swept the globe, leaving no country untouched. New Zealand was no exception. Those infected mutated into monsters, monsters that became known as Variants.

Seven weeks have passed since Jack and Dee's quiet world shattered. Along with a small band of survivors, they fled to Mayor Island. Determined to help stem the Variant scourge, they volunteer for what remains of the army. Led by Captain Ben Johns, a grizzly retired NZ SAS soldier, they are sent on a dangerous mission to rescue a scientist. They must call on all their skills and courage to overcome a deadly foe.

They thought the worst was over, but humanity's fight for the future of mankind has just begun. Evil forces have a score to settle with the survivors in New Zealand.

©2019 Adrian J. Smith (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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AWFUL!

The plot is supposedly about a rescue team going into a lab, surrounded by variants, to rescue a scientist who may possibly have a cure. I'm got to chapter 19 and couldn't go any further. There is very little about the rescue team and/or the lab. It could be that the rest of the book deals with the rescue/lab. Honestly though, I don't care. If it took the author 19 chapters to get to the main plot of the book, it's not a book I want. Going to see if I can return and get my $ back. I would NOT recommend this book at all; not even to a frenemy.

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Tried but couldn't finish

I listened to the first book and it was a struggle. The constant and repetitive reminders that Jack and Dee saved each other, looking for each other, etc drove me crazy. I hoped it would get better, but the second book is more of the same. The character development is lacking and I felt no connection to them. there are more references to Dee being petite than there are about who she really was. Jack was supposedly a prepper, but had little to no experience with firearms. The thing that pushed me over the edge was the relentless inner dialog from Dee and Jack about each other. We Get It! You Love each other! Anyway, couldn't hack it anymore. Narration Was Good Though.

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Humanity fights back in Variant plagued NZ!

Following on from the outstanding debut of author Adrian J Smith. The Fourth Phase picks up 7 weeks after the events in The Rule of Three. Jack and Dee have teamed up with Ben and two others to form the Renegades. Thrown back into the hellish landscape. I loved the edition of Maori warriors and learning about some of their culture. The character Boss was an inspiration, missing leg and all. The author really knows how to paint a picture as if you are right there amongst. I'm really liking the narrator too.
looking forward to book 3.

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4th phase

Love love love these books. Thank you so much for giving humanity a chance in them. On to the next one. 💚💚💚

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More relationships, less zombies

It was as good as the first book, just more focused on establishing relationships between the survivors.

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A Great Follow Up to a Strong Series

The story continues and there is no rest for the weary. Adrian Smith continues his strong writing, and Raphael Corkhill is doing great work and solidifying himself as one of my preferred narrators.

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The rule of three was a really good listen.

I've been pretty happy wirh the series. I feel like I can get close to the participants . Author did a good job painting a picture and I could relate to the characters. If I have any criticism then it's minimal, Drug out a little, I found just times where the story drug on but not too burdensome.
Narrator was great, one accent he struggled with but it had to be a big task for him to sound like a female American southern ascendant

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great addition to the series

loved the original series. Took me a while to become invested. already on to the second in this trilogy

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Love the new characters

Great sequel to the first. Thank you for another great story. Cannot wait to read the next.

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Great series

The whole extinction series is by all accounts a great apocalyptic series.
The in depth explanation of the whole scenario and the individual stories keep you wanting more.
If you are like I am and do not like a story that drones on about every little tiny thing just to make the book longer than you will like this
entire series.
Just try a bit of it and see if you don’t get hooked.
BT

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  • 03-18-19

Another thrill ride!

I enjoyed the last book so much and this one didn't disappoint. If you like fast paced, character driven and lots and lots of blood then this series is for you!