A Cold Black Wave

A Cold Black Wave

Language: English

Pages: 202

ISBN: 1479339504

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A Cold Black Wave

Language: English

Pages: 202

ISBN: 1479339504

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


**UPDATE**:  Coming in Summer, 2014 the sequel "A Cold Black Wave: Revelations" will be released!

This is the end. The colony ship USC Westbound carries the last survivors from Earth, but a strange and incurable virus is killing everyone. In a desperate attempt to save the species, Executive Order 13 is set in motion. Shuttles equipped with stasis-chambers are loaded with elite Academy students who are immune to the disease, launching them into deep space in the hope of finding intelligent life or a hospitable planet. 

Everything goes wrong. 

Only one Academy student makes it to the shuttles, 15-year old Josh Tedesco, a mental case who has been wasting away in a cell. As rebels seek to gain the shuttles for themselves, Josh's shuttle is launched in haste with a young female stowaway by the name of Leah who isn't from the Academy and may not even be immune to the virus. Their mission seems doomed to fail before it can even begin. 

After crash landing on an Earth-like planet, Josh and Leah are thrown into a struggle to survive against impossible odds: a brutal winter, an unknown foe, and only a sliver of hope for survival. 

Josh is impatient with Leah, who lacks the skills and physicality that he possesses. Yet Josh hides a terrible secret from his time at the Academy, one that threatens the mission at any moment. 

As the horrible truth of the new world is revealed to them, and an alien threat haunts their every move, they must do everything they can for each other to keep their hope, and their mission, alive.

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down next to him and pulled a strand of loose hair behind her ear as she knelt next to him. “Josh. It’s me, wake up.” She gently touched his clammy face, cupping his chin in her palm and brushing his oily hair back. For such a tortured soul he appeared very calm and peaceful, but for all of the wrong reasons. Still, she felt sorry for him. They were both too young to have such a burden placed on them. His eyes flared open, and he viciously grabbed her arm as if to break it. She pushed away

“You seem pretty good with this medical stuff.” She smiled weakly to herself, keeping her head down so he wouldn’t notice. “Okay,” she finally said, motioning him to sit straight. “I need you upright to do this. It’ll just take a minute. Raise your arms a bit, perfect.” He did as she suggested and she took one end of the bandages and had to lean close to his chest to grab it from behind his back as she pulled it around the front. She felt embarrassed having to get so close to him like that

down on them. Josh spent time double checking their packs and doing inventory in the supply room to ensure nothing critical was left behind. In Josh’s weakened state, it would be impossible for them to carry much more than food and water. They would strike out blindly now with no idea how long they would be traveling or what they would possibly run into. The entire morning he didn’t say more than a few words as the prospect of their survival rested front and center on his mind. Had they

stream of heavy blood, and then it lay still. “You okay?” She called hoarsely. He was too stunned to answer and his eyes darted between her and the beast lying at his feet. Leah covered her mouth as she coughed violently, spitting up mucus against the river stones. Josh reached up the boulder just far enough to grab his gun and limped back to Leah before sitting down next to her in relief. Finally he said, “I had ‘em. I did, I had ‘em.” “Sure,” she said, exhausted, as if saving his

“What if the machines find us first?” Josh shrugged. “That isn’t an option.” Chapter 15 Three days passed as they waited. They kept watch slept together in the cold nights. Josh’s body recuperated slowly. His face was returning to normal, yet still hued with deep yellow and bruised skin. His broken leg he no longer thought about, it would be a long time before he ever found use of it again. The splint helped him move about, but it was at a labored pace, even when using a stick he

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