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The citizens of San Antonio, Texas are threatened with extermination by a terrifying outbreak of the flu. Quarantined by the military to contain the virus, the city is in a desperate struggle to survive. Inside the quarantine walls, Detective Lily Harris is working burial statistics duty at the Scar, San Antonio’s mass graveyard, when she finds a murder victim hidden amongst the plague dead. But Lily’s investigation into the young woman’s death soon takes a frightening turn as yet another strain of the deadly flu virus surfaces, and now Lily finds herself caught up in a conspiracy orchestrated by a corrupt local government intent on hiding the news from the world and fighting a population threatening to boil over into revolt. As the city erupts in violence, Lily is forced to do the unthinkable. With the clock ticking toward annihilation, Lily must lead her family through the quarantine walls and escape with news that just might save us all.

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“When Joe McKinney is in gear he is one of the most exciting writers in modern genre fiction. He balances hard-earned personal knowledge of law enforcement with an artist’s eye for crafting sympathetic characters. McKinney puts some truly original spin by using an apocalyptic plague as the backdrop for a gritty police procedural. Very, very nicely done.” ~ Jonathan Maberry, author of Dead of Night and Rot & Ruin


Joe McKinney has been a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a homicide detective, a disaster mitigation specialist, a patrol commander, and a successful novelist. His books include the four part Dead World series, Quarantined and Dodging Bullets. His short fiction has been collected in The Red Empire and Other Stories and Dating in Dead World and Other Stories. For more information, please visit Joe’s website.