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An opportunist President takes advantage of a bad vaccine to declare war on science, outlawing vaccinations and most scientific research. Suddenly, the country is faced with the resurgence of many diseases thought to be eradicated, including the bubonic plague and no way to cure them. Britton Gravel, a mother and funeral home proprietor is up against the clock to find a cure for the antibiotic-resistant plague, and discover who took her sick son, while dodging government agents who will stop at nothing to repress the truth.
read an excerpt...
In the year 2025, a bad flu vaccination caused the death of over 130,000 Americans. Before this mishap, doctors and scientists had already been struggling to prove that vaccinations were in the best interest of society as a whole. A culture of overprescribing antibiotics for many medical conditions that didn’t require them, led to antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria which already had many people doubting the effectiveness of current medical practices. Combined with a faked paper and a TV personality promoting pseudoscience, an atmosphere of misinformation had been created. After the incident, there was simply no reasoning with the general public. This mad panic allowed the President to bend the rules, to declare himself president for a third term, telling the public that they needed stability and strong guidance during those pivotal years. The academics knew it was bullshit, but sadly they were the minority. The masses rallied behind their President. They rallied behind him when he outlawed vaccinations, they rallied behind him when he completely revamped the public school system to cut science-based subjects, reduce math requirements, and discouraged any type of higher learning, putting tight restrictions on who could work towards advanced degrees. Many of the lucky candidates were grandfathered if their parents held the same degree. Others were in a type of lottery that was undoubtedly rigged.
This is a novella, not always my favorite type of story. However this one seems to have depth. It’s also a quick, fun read. I liked the idea that it is written about the pandemic or as if there is one in the story. There’s a little bit of everything here genre-wise...sci-fi, mystery, and a little history. The action is what I think makes the reading move along so well. Overall, a really enjoyable read although I sure wouldn’t mind reading a full-length book by this author.
about Ryan L. Canning...
Ryan L Canning grew up in a small town in Muskoka, Ontario in an artistic environment. Both parents are avid readers and his father was a woodworker. An appreciation for art and the written word were instilled in Ryan at an early age. He explored many different mediums before finding his niche with costume designing and writing. Ryan L Canning has two self-published novels "Syn" and "Synce..." which he wrote under the pseudonym, R.L. Canning. Ryan has taken the lessons he learned writing the 2 full-length novels and applied them to his thriller novella "The Plague."
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