An Orbital Decay Novella - Second in the series
Even the simplest of plans can go horribly wrong.
Ben and his small group were only hours away from their destination. Just three more hours and he could have handed the four researchers over to government personnel, but an unfortunate military operation leaves them stranded in South Carolina.
Three more hours and the burden of responsibility would have been lifted from his shoulders.
The dead are dangerous enough, but the living are proving to be an even greater threat. As banks and distribution networks collapse, ordinary citizens resort to desperate measures and Ben's group make a tempting target. As they fight their way forward, they are faced with a hard decision. Do they stop where they are and try to build a new life out of the chaos or do they push on?
Our species is ultimately doomed, but a new one will take its place, if it can survive the fall of its predecessor.
(approx 24,000 words)