Surviving The Evacuation, Book 0.5: Zombies vs The Living Dead

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 0.5: Zombies vs The Living Dead

Frank Tayell

Science Fiction / Horror / Crime

The outbreak began in New York. Within days the world descended into chaos. Across Britain, millions are told to evacuate to one of the coastal enclaves. When George Tull and the other residents of the Waverly-Price Retirement Home are abandoned by the staff, George must choose to fight or abandon the woman he loves. This short story accompanies the series "Surviving The Evacuation".The outbreak began in New York. Within days it had spread throughout the world. Nowhere is safe from the undead. As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The press was nationalised, martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn’t enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the United Kingdom were to be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, the Scottish Highlands, and in the Irish Republic.For George Tull and the other residents of the Waverly-Price Retirement Home, walking to the coast is not an option. Abandoned by the staff, they wait for rescue. It doesn’t come. When George leaves the illusory security of The Home and ventures into the nearby village, he finds it deserted. But he is not alone, his unhappy retirement is broken by the undead. George is left with a terrible choice; stay and fight to save the people he loathes, or leave and abandon the woman he has come to love.Other books in the near future, post-apocalyptic series Surviving The Evacuation: 0.5: Zombies vs The Living Dead. 1: London. 2: Wasteland. 3: Family. 4: Unsafe Haven. 5: Reunion.
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Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London

Frank Tayell

Science Fiction / Horror / Crime

The outbreak began in New York. Within days it had spread to every corner of the world. Nowhere is safe from the undead. Bill watched from his window as London was evacuated. His leg broken, unable to join the exodus, he waits and hopes for rescue. As the days turn into weeks, he is forced to escape into the undead wasteland that once was England. This is the first volume of his journalZombies. The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected and they died. Then they came back. Nowhere is safe from the undead.As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The press was nationalised. Martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn’t enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the UK would be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, in the Scottish Highlands and in the Irish Republic. Bill Wright broke his leg on the day of the outbreak. Unable to join the evacuation, he watched from his window as the streets filled with refugees, he watched as the streets emptied once more. He watched as they filled up again, this time with the undead. Then the power went out.He is trapped. He is alone. He is running out of food and water. He knows that to reach the safety of the enclaves he will have to venture out into the wasteland that once was England. On that journey he will ultimately discover the horrific truth about the outbreak, a decades old conspiracy and his unwitting part in it.This is the first volume of his journal. (74,000 words)
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Surviving the Evacuation, Book 15

Surviving the Evacuation, Book 15

Frank Tayell

Science Fiction / Horror / Crime

There is always hope.Northern France is a frozen morass of mud and snow across which rampages a horde of the undead, a hundred million strong. That won't stop Chester Carson and his comrades. Seeking a way across the Channel, they make for the coast, unaware that Britain has been abandoned, Belfast is a ruin, and that radiation is seeping into the Irish Sea. If they knew, that wouldn't stop them either. They're on a quest to save their family, their friends, and humanity itself; failure is not an option.As they journey through war-ravaged ports and storm-wrecked beaches, a new truth becomes clear. The flotilla that found refuge on Anglesey wasn't the only group of sea-borne refugees to have survived the outbreak. There are other survivors. Some good, some evil, some just determined to do their duty no matter the cost.Danger lurks along the French and Belgian coasts. So do answers, and hope that humanity now has a future.
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Surviving the Evacuation

Surviving the Evacuation

Frank Tayell

Science Fiction / Horror / Crime

The outbreak changed everything, but there are some bonds even the undead can't break.It's been six years since Pete Guinn last saw his sister, Corrie. He always hoped to see her again, but feared she was dead. When an elusive billionaire reveals Corrie is living under an assumed name in the Australian outback, Pete unquestioningly jumps at the chance of a reunion. But you can't win the lottery without buying a ticket, and billionaires don't do favours for free. Corrie is in hiding from her old employer, and from the Rosewood Cartel. Now that they've both found her, only a miracle can save the two siblings, and what happens in Manhattan can't be described as miraculous.What begins as a viral outbreak soon turns into an impossible horror. People are infected and die, only to rise up and continue transmitting the infection. Even as the army is mobilised, the virus spreads beyond the borders of the United States. Nowhere is safe from the living dead.As Australia...
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Surviving the Evacuation 11: Search and Rescue

Surviving the Evacuation 11: Search and Rescue

Frank Tayell

Science Fiction / Horror / Crime

Not all survivors are to be trusted. Not all the conspirators are dead. February: Within hours of the outbreak, the quarantine was sabotaged. Within days, the world was gripped by civil war. March: When the lights finally went out, billions were dead. Millions more had joined the ranks of the undead. May: Anglesey has become home to nearly ten thousand survivors from across the Atlantic. While there is still danger from the undead on the mainland, there is hope. Hope that the zombies might die, hope that the electricity supply might be restored, and hope that more survivors will be found. Hope is not enough. Sergeant Branofski and Chester Carson venture into northern Wales to set up a network of safe houses that will provide a route to Anglesey for those still trapped in the wasteland. Though they find survivors, they discover something far worse. September: Nowhere is safe from the living dead, not even The Tower of London. The ancient fortress has become home to nearly a hundred people. Food is scarce and the undead are many. The survivors are doomed unless help can be found, but the only place it can come from is Anglesey. Eamonn Finnegan sets out alone to seek their salvation. He never reaches Wales. November: In her heart, Greta knows that Eamonn is dead, yet she has to look for her lost love because he would look for her. Chester joins her in the futile quest to ensure the search doesn’t cost Greta her life. Before their journey has barely begun, they discover an old foe that they thought was dead. Set on Anglesey and in London, near Wrexham and in Birmingham, while hope is fading for the last survivors of humanity.
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Strike a Match 3

Strike a Match 3

Frank Tayell

Science Fiction / Horror / Crime

In 2019, the AIs went to war. Three days later, hundreds of nuclear missiles were launched. The electromagnetic pulse destroyed the machines, but the radiation and ensuing famine nearly destroyed humanity.By 2039, civilisation had regressed to the age of steam, but newer technologies were on the horizon. The future looked bright until the warlords swept through Europe. Villages and towns were laid waste, the few thousand people who'd hacked out a life in the continental wasteland were butchered. It was only when the barbarians reached the British garrison in Calais that they were stopped. And so, another war began.In Dover, life goes on. Food needs to be grown. Children need to be taught. For Ruth Deering, the city's newest police officer, crimes need to be solved. When an artist is murdered, an investigation begins that will take her far beyond the city's walls and, ultimately, determine the fate of their fragile democracy.Set in Britain and France, twenty years after the world...
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Strike a Match 2

Strike a Match 2

Frank Tayell

Science Fiction / Horror / Crime

In 2019, the AIs went to war. Millions died before a nuclear holocaust brought an end to their brief reign of terror. Billions more succumbed to radiation poisoning, disease, and the chaotic violence of that apocalypse. Some survived. They rebuilt. Twenty years later, civilisation is a dim shadow of its former self. Crime is on the rise.During the investigation of a routine homicide, Police Officer Ruth Deering prevents a group, claiming to be Luddites, from destroying the telegraph. This act of sabotage is only the beginning. As arrests are made and criminals are caught, evidence emerges that the saboteurs are connected to the AIs, the counterfeiting, and to the assassination. The shadowy figure behind the conspiracy must be unmasked before their fragile democracy is destroyed.
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