Slow ApocalypseBook - 2012
"... speculates how people would survive in a world suddenly stripped of the fuel that makes it run. Despite wars with Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as 9/11, the United States' dependence on foreign oil has kept the nation tied to the Middle East. A scientist has developed a cure for America's addiction: a slow-acting virus that feeds on petroleum, turning it solid. But he didn't consider that his contagion of an Iraqi oil field could spread to infect the fuel supply of the entire world. In Los Angeles, screenwriter Dave Marshall heard this scenario from a retired U.S. marine and government insider who acted as a consultant on Dave's last film. It sounded as implausible as many of his scripts, but the reality is much more frightening than anything he could have envisioned. An ordinary guy armed with extraordinary information, Dave hopes his survivor's instinct will kick in so he can protect his wife and daughter from the coming apocalypse that will alter the future of Earth, and humanity"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 438 p. ; 24 cm
Branch Call Number: Varl