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The Outbreak - Available From 21st July 2014


The Outbreak is the follow-up to the award-winning For Those In Peril On The Sea by Colin M. Drysdale, and is the second book in the For Those In Peril series of novels set in the same post-apocalyptic world. It will be released in paperback and as a Kindle eBook on the 21st of July 2014. A preview of the first three chapters is available here.

Starting in Glasgow, this book weaves its tale of post-apocalyptic survival into the varied landscapes and cultures of western Scotland, ranging from bustling city streets to remote island communities. It evocatively uses real locations, on both land and at sea, to create atmospheric depictions of the trials faced by those trying to survive as their world falls apart around them.

While The Outbreak follows a new set of characters as they struggle to survive in a world which is rapidly falling to the Haitian Rabies Virus, the characters from the first two books in this series will finally be brought together in the third on in the series when their story lines finally collide (due for publication in the summer of 2015).

While not a true sequel to the first book, The Outbreak is set in the same world and expands the new and unusual take on the traditional take on the post-apocalyptic genre first introduced in by Colin  M. Drysdale in his debut novel Those In Peril On The Sea. More information on the publication of this book (including chances to win signed copies) can be found on the author's blog or on his recently established author's Facebook page.

From The Back Of The Book: He was only in the city to meet an old friend, but within hours of his return, Benís running for his life ...

As the world watches in horror, Miami falls to the infected, and with it America. Britain seals its borders, hoping to prevent the newly-mutated Haitian Rabies Virus reaching its shores, but itís too late; somewhere in Glasgow is the man who started it all and coursing through his veins is the virus he accidentally created. When he finally turns, the city doesnít stand a chance.

Minutes later, a small group of survivors find themselves trapped between the ever-increasing hordes of infected and the soldiers seeking to contain them. The roads are barricaded, the skies patrolled, and the only way out is the river which leads from the heart of the city to the safety of the sea.

Join Ben, Tom, Daz, Claire and Sophie as they flee from the infected, first by land, then by sea. Where will they go? How will they survive? Only time will tell.


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