anoxic zone - a forward-looking tale about two salvage divers who live a rehearsed existence of life & death, until one day life took on one less death & everything changed. Suddenly thrust into a world of horror & blood, a sphere of greed & gore, these two guys figure it out & are not really sure that they want to! Faced with what they’ve learned & what they now know, they will change the future. More
anoxic zone is a near–future tale of two men, who, through no fault of their own, are taken forcibly by Megacorp, a multi-national corporation with its own laws and regulations which controls most of the world. Chosen for their skills, Jake, a commercial diver and Johnny, a scientist, are turned into Reuseables, a dark cadre, brought back to life again and again, to maintain the infrastructure of a narcissistic, self-involved culture.
Towards the end of the first century of the second millennium, the true end of the Industrial age, a workingman with skills was rare. And so, being one was vital. Having the unfortunate opportunity to be alive at this time, when the infrastructure of the previous ages was falling apart, operatives were much needed. Chosen for their aptitude, whether skilled in labor or in the sciences, these men were brought back to life again and again to become Reuseables for Megacorp. Society at large never knew the making or means of this rekindling of life. Nor did the ones it was perpetrated on. At least that was the way it was supposed to be.
Megacorp was what its name implied: a massive worldwide organization that owned almost everything and everyone. Countries are but mere subsidiaries. Becoming Megacorp’s flunkies to be worked to death and then brought back to life again: to be used again and again, was not exactly what Jake and Johnny had in mind.
A combination of human curiosity and human nature have them discover just what they are and in the process, release the evil that spawned them, which had been imprisoned and used by Megacorp in a most despicable manner. Foul and evil in the extreme, yet darkly charismatic, the evil befriends Jake and Johnny, who are now fugitives from Megacorp as well, for unleashing their dividend maker. In time, the two realize that the charisma belies a ruthless, pathological psychopath that has been alive for over a thousand years.
Myth and reality coalesce as the two struggle to deal with what they have become, along with the legacy that comes with it. From deep in the Pacific Ocean to the Transylvanian Alps the darkest phantom of our subconscious surfaces to mete out his own brand of persecution to those betrayed him.
Everything goes wild as the storm builds, reaching a fevered pitch. Not realizing the dissonant harmony that was happening, they release even more evil. The book comes to its tornado-like ending, leaving you, the reader, along with the guys, thrashed in the whirlwind.
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