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Redaction: Extinction Level Event (Part I) [Kindle Edition]

Linda Andrews
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Updated 8/10/12 with additional scenes

Six months after an Influenza Pandemic swept across the globe, the world is starting to emerge from quarantine. But Pestilence Free Day is short-lived. For an unseen enemy has just been unleashed.

Five people. Seven days.

A brilliant scientist with an apocalyptic forecast

A soldier that needs an enemy to fight

A college student venturing into a changed world

An insurance salesman who exploits every opportunity

A juvenile delinquent desperate to leave his past behind

Redaction: Humanity is about to be erased from the Book of Life

Word Length: 150,000, Edited by TL Hockett, Cathleen Ross
WARNING: This book contains violence, crude language and disturbing sexual references
Also by Linda Andrews:
Redaction: The Meltdown (Part II)

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About the Author

Linda Andrews lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, three children and a menagerie of domesticated animals. While she started writing a decade ago, she always used her stories to escape the redundancy of her day job as a scientist and never thought to actually combine her love of fiction and science. DOH! After that Homer Simpson moment, she allowed the two halves of her brain to talk to each other. The journeys she’s embarked on since then are dark, twisted and occasionally violent, but never predictable. If you’ve loved one of her most demented creations so far, she’d love to hear from you at lindaandrews at lindaandrews dot net

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  • File Size: 711 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0061Y7J94
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Would you survive? November 14, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
REDACTION by Linda Andrews gave me the chills. She's crafted a scary, well-told tale of what "will" happen to our world "when" the next pandemic hits.

Ms Andrews' story jumps in just as people believe the worst of the pandemic, that's killed over thirty percent of the people infected, is over. How wrong they are. A new wave is about to devastate the fragile remains of society. And there's nothing anyone can do to prevent it. The best they can do is try to be among the one percent predicted to survive.

Ms Andrews story follows five main characters - a scientist, her teenaged niece, a soldier, a young Hispanic boy, and a creepy insurance salesman (love the type-casting here.) Their stories start out separately then merge together as the tension mounts. And boy does it mount!

Sheep. Dogs. Wolves. Lobos. This is how according to one character the human population breaks down after society collapses. Which would you be? All I know is that when the pandemic hits those who die first will be the lucky ones.

So if you want a book that will keep you up reading, and then if you're lucky enough to fall asleep, will give you nightmares, pick up and read REDACTION by Linda Andrews.
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71 of 80 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably painful January 17, 2012
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I really, really wanted to like this book, but it's just not possible. From the outset it is riddled with agonizing exposition dialogue that reads like bad comedy. e.g. the first thing that survivors do after an outbreak is describe the virus and its symptoms to each other??? oh, and remind each other of thier jobs and ages??? Because that's what I would do, right??

The writing is bland and the over-description of mundane events is IQ-shattering - e.g. page after page of text describing the one-dimensional characters ordering burgers from a fast food joint. This is not entertainment, it is tedium in extremis.

I love the pandemic/zombie outbreak/post-apocalyptic genre and endured the onslaught tremendously in the hope that this book would get better, but it just didn't. Despite the interesting premise and story arc, the shallow characters and overt (on-the-nose) writing style work in tandem to crush any interest you may have in the fate of the characters.

There are a lot of good ideas here, but it is an exercise is masochism to get to them.

I don't usually hold high hopes when I only spend a dollar on something, but you have to draw the line somewhere. Unless you have a lot of free time on your hands, I'd look elsewhere
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Story - BUT December 4, 2011
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I really enjoyed the story but I must say I think the ending seems like it was rushed. The story was very detailed until the end then many of the story lines were left unfinshed. Would I recommend this book? YES - Does there need to be a sequel? YES.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I just couldn't finish it July 12, 2012
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I very rarely put down a book without finishing it; however, this was the exception. I read up to Chapter Twenty-Three and just couldn't take it anymore. Being prior military the saluting issue just kept nagging at me. And then the excessive descriptions of the surroundings got in the way of the story. I remember one area where the Hispanic sister asked her brother if they were going to be Okay, and about 9 lines later, he said "Sure". I had to go back and re-read to see what he was saying "Sure" for. And I apologize that I don't remember they're names. After 23 chapters I could only remember Mavis, Sunnie, and David, oh, and Colonel Ass**** (which I really got tired of reading). Sorry, it was a good idea for a story, but it just didn't deliver. But I'm willing to see what other books Linda Andrews has out there...she deserves a second chance.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stephen King's "The Stand" without the depth February 10, 2012
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If you want a quick read and have low expectations, this is the book for you. Don't get me wrong. I love a good "brain candy" book from time to time, but the reviews lead me to believe that I'd be getting more.

This book is the love child of Harlequin Romance meets watered down apocalypse. The story is choppy, much is left unanswered and I found myself wanting to put a well deserved boot up a couple of backsides before I was done -- and the author would have been my first victim. Most of the characters are anemic and predictable, a couple of them are unnecessary and the rest of them are just damned annoying.

My advice? Save the $2.99 for one of those ridiculously huge sodas you can get at a gas station. It's a more intelligent investment.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well worth the price!!!! January 5, 2012
By modus
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this was a GREAT book! I'm really hoping there will be a sequel. this book was very well written. The plot moved along well, characters were well developed. I often look for $1 indie books. Sometimes its a successful experiment, sometimes I feel I've wasted a dollar. This was probably the best $1 I've spent in a long time!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save $.99 January 25, 2012
By vincent
Format:Kindle Edition
Agonizing to read all the boring details...she wastes a page describing wiping a kitchen counter...I tried to go on but had to quit halfway through...sorry, I hate to give a bad review, but this requires one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Geographically Challenged May 21, 2012
By Cassius
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I question how much time the author spent on researching something other than sex. The first, blatantly glaring issue is the author's terrible mix up with Taiwan and Thailand. Not only are they several miles apart, but it should be obvious, even without knowledge of history, which one is which. The characters claimed at an early point that the Nationalist Chinese had fled to Thailand after the Communists won. I'm not nitpicking here: this is an easy fact to find.

My second point is that now I am nitpicking. Perhaps it's because I'm a male, but I noticed that the men in her work seem to always be thinking of sex. Or something like it. Or treat women incorrectly. And the women seem all so powerful. She expects the reader to believe that a middle aged scientist (one who can't even identify Taiwan) not only worked for the government for several years, but fought against insurgents in the Middle East and can threaten an army officer (who of course was a pig).

Thirdly, the focus is all wrong to me. As many reviews have said, she does focus far too much on the trivial details, and the sex. It took pages for her to describe cleaning something, or eating, or other nonsense. And every other page seems to involve some sort of intimate thought or action. This leaves the plot iffy and barely coherent. Hell, I'm not even finished with it. I don't plan to finish it in earnest. Maybe just to find more glaring issues.

It does have some positives though. I enjoy the genre, and some parts of this book were fine. But they're drowned by the author's blatant errors.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
An apocalyptic page-turner for sure! Each chapter left me wanting more. The writing, though sometimes graphic, was an accurate depiction of the human response to anarchy and... Read more
Published 9 days ago by MochaTrip
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn good.
Very well done. Realistic and gritty without being over done. What makes it good is that it plausible. I'm definitely buying the next ones. The standard has been set.
Published 12 days ago by Dan
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a page turner
I found the characters uninteresting and some of the plot pieces to be a bit silly. Far from terrible, but didn't do it for me.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Ride!
Often you start a book and you don't like the beginning or you think the middle is stupid or your grossly disappointed at the ending. Then you get a book you can't put down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LBreezee
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book was a great read. The story is exciting and fast paced. It keeps you involved with all the different groups
Published 3 months ago by susang1117
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Apocalyptic story!
I don't know why I've gotten onto this "End of DAYS" jag. But there are so many things that are far too likely to happen, NOT, to be fascinated by these stories. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Michael Cast
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
But not my favorite story of this nature. I am always disappointed when a story ends abruptly with little closure. I suppose that is the point. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kris Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Apocalyptic series yet!
What happens when the human race gets hit with a double whammy. ..pandemic flu and a biological warfare attack? Do have the leadership needed to survive? Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Redaction.
Well written,looking forward to finding out how they survive and cope with the future.Could almost picture it happening as I read it,would recommend it to my friends.
Published 3 months ago by Roberta L. Law
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary premise
I started reading this with a little dread, having survived H1N1, barely. Found I really loved the story. The characters were interesting, and I really loved the end of Trent.
Published 3 months ago by sandyb
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More About the Author

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She's never been normal."

All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you're married to romantic man and live in a haunted house?

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