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Baker & Taylor
In a post-pandemic New York, Catherine, a former socialite, finds herself taking a job that gives her a surgical implant to protect her from future outbreaks, but she soon discovers that she has become the pawn of a shadowy corporation.

Simon and Schuster
In the very near future, a devastating Ebola-like pandemic has struck the world, but for the 1% in New York City it’s an excuse for even more twisted behavior.

Taylor Antrim delivers a thrilling new novel that combines the best of dystopian fiction with a sharp-eyed exploration of class and wealth in the world’s capital. In this fast-paced paranoid, near-future New York City, we meet Catherine, a broke socialite who is getting sick. Desperate, she takes a job with a luxury concierge service that fulfills the most outlandish desires of the ultra-rich—even if that means hunting down the 99%. As the hidden agendas of her employer and his shadowy clients emerge, Catherine realizes things are not remotely as they appear and she finds herself a pawn of mega-corporations and government agents all eager to profit from the cure embedded inside of her.

Publisher: New York : Regan Arts, 2015
Edition: First Regan Arts hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781941393284
Branch Call Number: Fiction Antrim
Characteristics: 279 pages ; 22 cm


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Set in a post-pandemic New York, this plot includes a surgical implant and a corrupt scheme hidden in a charade of lies. What more could you ask for?

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Apr 30, 2018

Description on the jacket seemed very promising, but the execution was poor. The first hundred pages were confusing, with a lot of time jumps that didn't really indicate if you were in the present or the past. The last half of the book moved quickly and was more entertaining, but still not quite the satisfying story I was looking for.

athompson10 Aug 27, 2015

A nasty look at a post-plague New York City and what extreme wealth might mean for those fortunate enough to survive. The ending felt a little incomplete and some of the characters remain sketchy instead of fully developed. A disturbing read.


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