Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome #2)
Zebra / August 30, 2016 / $7.99 print, $4.99 digital
When the world as we’ve known it comes to an end, finding safety is the key, but is there really such a thing as “safe” or is it only an illusion, something to tell ourselves so we can go to sleep at night?
“There is no crying after the apocalypse.”
In Shadow Falling, Rebecca Zanetti takes us once again to the shattered world recovering from the aftereffects of the Scorpius bacterium. The Vanguard territory, outside of what is left of Los Angeles, is being hceld together by Jax Mercury and Dr. Lynn Harmony. With the rest of the Vanguard residents, they are trying to do more than survivor Scorpius, they are trying to rebuild a life out of the rubble. Part of that rebuilding is getting Lynn to a secret government laboratory only known as the Bunker. They only have vague references that it even exists and if it does, it appears to be located somewhere in California. Lynn is certain that several of her former colleges from the CDC are still working there trying hard to find a way to survive total annihilation because as it stands, no woman who has become pregnant before or after being infected with Scorpius has given birth. Where Scorpius failed to wipe out humanity, infertility might just finish the job.
“The uninfected might be humanity’s only chance to continue.”
“Everyone is gonna catch Scorpius at some point, so our better bet is to find a way to promote successful pregnancies,” Tace said. “The bacteria lives both in survivors and on surfaces, so someday there won’t be an uninfected person alive.”