The Chosen One [Earth Cleansing Series Book 1]
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by Kenneth Baker
Category: Horror/Science Fiction
Description: A deadly disease strikes the United States. Ninety percent of the population will die. Several people must come together to protect a woman named Tony who holds the key to stopping the disease. Against Tony and her protectors are those who caught the disease and lived. These people are deranged and will do anything to stop her. Outnumbered a thousand to one, will Tony's protectors get to her in time?
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2004 WHISKEY CREEK PRESS
eBookwise Release Date: March 2005
44 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [399 KB]
Reading time: 299-418 min.
"The Chosen One is an absolutely riveting tale, the first installment in the excellent Earth Cleansing Series. Author Kenneth E. Baker artfully weaves a world-view none of us would ever want to live through. This reviewer
literally could not stop reading until the end of the story, and then I wanted to rush to the next installment! The book is truly that powerful. The plot line is faster than an extensive roller-coaster, with more ups and downs, and more convolutions than an amusement park Tunnel of Horror, and way more scares. The violence is very extreme and graphic; if this series were converted into films, the director of choice would have to be Quentin Tarantino. With the cautionary warning that the violence may be too extreme for some readers, I cannot praise The Chosen One highly enough. 5 Lips!"--Frost, Two Lips Reviews
"Wow! I received this book to review knowing absolutely nothing about it ahead of time, not even the genre. To my surprise and delight, this turned out to be right up my alley, and a truly great read for me. While The Chosen One is listed as horror, I would add that it is so much more. This story brought to mind works by author Dean Koontz, where there is horror but it is blended seamlessly with paranormal, suspense, mystery, and even love. This book has all those elements as well. The cast of characters is quite large but easy to follow and each one is interesting and intriguing. I fell in love with Stalker a creature with more humanity than most people ever show. This was one of those books that sweeps you up and carries you along for the ride, one you hate to see end. At 400 pages, it is a long read and yet the pages flew by. I loved this book, perhaps the only fault I can find is in the cliffhanger ending which can be like torture for me as I wait and wonder until the next installment finally is released. Believe me Kenneth E. Baker has a new fan now, one who like Stalker will be watching from the shadows for his next work."--Johnna Flores, Coffee Time Romance
White House, Washington DC
"Jesus H. Christ, Merlin this had better be good." President Joseph Robertson rubbed his brow to ease the tension he felt. Looking across the table at Merlin Jackson, head of HEW in his administration, he said, "Just give it to me straight, Merl. No more bullshit."
Looking uncomfortable, Merlin cleared his throat, "So far this week there are fifty-seven confirmed cases of the new disease. All of the people are isolated at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Sir, I had Dr. Palmer fly up from the center. He can give us a better idea of what we are dealing with."
Dr. Palmer stood up, went to the head of the table, and pulled a sheaf of papers from his briefcase.
"Mr. President, gentlemen, if you will read the report in front of you, it will explain that this disease started in a relatively small area. I will answer any questions after you have read the paper," Dr. Palmer said.