The Chosen: A Novelette (2015)
Genre: Science Fiction/Medical/Apocalyptic
Available in eBook: Amazon
When a hyper-aggressive strain of HIV mutates and infects billions, the world shuts down. Pharmaceutical research safeguards and ethical standards have been put on hold in order to stop the raging virus. When all hope seemed lost, Rayne Reynolds, a billionaire biotech mogul, says he’s found a cure. The details surrounding the miracle drug are foggy at best, and one journalist isn’t buying it. Marty McDaniel is a man on a mission to unravel one of the biggest conspiracies ever perpetrated on mankind. Immune to the disease, he is one of the scarce few relegated to watching the world burn around him. One of the last who may be able to discover the truth. One of THE CHOSEN.
What is a Novelette you ask? Your questions answered.
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