Without

Without

E. E. Borton

E. E. Borton

The apocalypse came as a whisper.Mother Nature had been sending signs for three years, but most didn't pay attention until she pulled the plug on everything. Nobody will forget where they were and what they were doing at 8:13 on that morning. They're all still waiting for 8:14. Well, at least the ones that have made it so far.He was stuck in Atlanta traffic, making his way to work, when the world fell silent. His car, his radio, his phone, his watch, anything that needed a spark, a battery, or an outlet died. The silence didn't last long and neither did she. He didn't know if the yellow sundress was the first to die, but he does know that she wasn't the last. Not even close.As aircraft fell out of the sky, panicked drivers lost control in the fast lane, and pace makers stopped keeping their rhythms, he got out of his car and popped the trunk. Most didn't pay attention, but he did. And he knew what was coming.Three years earlier during the first city-wide blackout in Atlanta, he lost his Samantha to cowards who were never caught. Those looking to take advantage didn't hesitate, wreaking havoc at every opportunity. It took less than an hour after the event for society to start its disintegration.He made a promise to himself never to feel that helpless again. He wasn't a soldier or a cop, but he was one of the few that did have a plan. Get out of the city, get away from people, and don't hesitate.May God have mercy on their souls, because he won't.
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Abomination

Abomination

E. E. Borton

E. E. Borton

They were built as unstoppable warriors. They became unstoppable monsters.Four decorated U.S. Marines with spotless service records are wanted for the brutal rapes and murders of over a dozen women within four months. Their hunting grounds stretch from New York to Georgia. When Ryan Pearson and his team of FBI agents close in on the first killer, the cornered Marine nearly defeats three heavily armed assault teams with nothing but unbridled violence and grossly deformed hands. After the bloody encounter that left another woman and two agents dead, Ryan begins to question the directives of the military liaison and his own boss, the Deputy Director of the Bureau. The answer he discovers during his unsanctioned investigation blurs the normally focused line between victim and criminal. Ryan enlists the help of a civilian scientist that can link the sociopathic behavior of the four fugitive Marines to a biomedical research facility where they were stationed prior to the murders. When the scientist Ryan befriends is attacked in a military style ambush, he forces himself to remember every detail of the violence. He wants to remember so he knows exactly what to give back to the ones responsible.
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