By Alex Scarrow
The area lies devastated after the big oil concern that used to be defined in final gentle. Human society has roughly fullyyt damaged down and thousands lie useless of hunger or disorder. There are just one or beacon groups that experience controlled to style a brand new approach to life. Jenny Sutherland runs this sort of teams. in response to a sequence of decaying offshore oil rigs - for safeguard - a couple of hundred humans have rebuilt a semblance of normality during this differently lifeless international. yet as Jenny and her humans discover their atmosphere once more, they begin to understand no longer each survivor has an analogous imaginative and prescient of a higher destiny than their catastrophic prior. There are humans available in the market who might take every thing they've got. struggle is coming, and the stakes are actually colossal ...
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No, he assured himself, it’s something other than radiation necrosis that’s swelling Larry’s brain. Despite reassuring himself, he couldn’t shake the nausea twisting his stomach. Face etched with deep stress lines, Larry’s mother perched rigidly on the edge of a molded plastic chair, right hand clutching a magazine rolled into a tight baton. She glanced up as he approached, pessimistic fear immediately replacing the glint of recognition that flashed across her eyes. Tears followed in anticipation of Tyler’s words.
Now that’s what I call ugly,” whispered the CT technician so the nurse from the Emergency Department on the other side of the lead impregnated glass couldn’t hear. The tech was an overweight, thirtyish woman with a duck’s ass haircut and a white polo shirt cut sleeveless to showcase D e ad l y E r r o r s | 17 tattooed barbed-wire encircling linebacker biceps. Tyler liked her because she could whip out three top quality scans in the time most techs took for two. Tyler stood in the scanner control room watching “slices” of Larry Childs’s brain appear as infinite shades of gray and black on a finger smudged 21-inch monitor.
Michelle dragged the end of a French fry through red catsup mounded at the end of the oval plate. Her short precisely manicured fingernails were coated with clear lacquer. Michelle waved the fry. “What I’m saying is that I don’t buy this business about herpes or a wildly malignant glioblastoma. Holy shit, the brain’s necrotic and he apparently D e ad l y E r r o r s | 43 r eceived enough radiation to melt an aircraft carrier. ” Tyler had also chosen the fish and chips. He took a bite of cod.
Afterlight by Alex Scarrow