In the harsh winter of a post-apocalyptic landscape, Rachel Wheeler and her companions hole up in an Appalachian compound established by her notorious grandfather. A rogue military platoon plans to seize the compound and control the small band of survivors. At the same time, violent mutants organize into a tribe that threatens to wipe out the human race.
After a bloody battle with mutant Zapheads, Rachel Wheeler’s life hangs in the balance as the world falls apart around her.
To save Rachel, a small group of survivors must find a missing baby, a hyperintelligent Zaphead with mysterious healing powers. The remaining Zapheads have reverted to mindless, violent savages who want to wipe out the human race. And Rachel is the key to stopping them.
In a post-apocalyptic world, Rachel Wheeler is caught between who she is and who she's becoming. A bizarre mutation has her humanity hanging by a thread, especially when the Zaphead inside her wants to kill her friends and lover.
When massive solar flares wipe out the technological infrastructure and kills billions, Rachel Wheeler sets out across the Appalachian Mountain wilderness in search of her notorious grandfather’s survival compound. But some of the survivors have mutated into strange, violent entities. Will the human race remain on on top in the world of After?
Book #2 in the After post-apocalyptic series.
It's six weeks after the shock.
The smoke on the horizon has diminished, and Rachel Wheeler and her two traveling companions head toward the mountains where Rachel's grandfather Franklin has built a survivalist compound. The strange mutated people known as Zapheads seem to be changing from bloodthirsty killers into a force far more menacing.
Burton is a magical writer--this novel crosses genres of science fiction, dark fantasy, paranormal, spirituality, and thriller. Engaging characters, solid pacing, and a command of craft all combine for an engaging journey. I can't wait for the sequel!