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The Decay Omnibus: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Survival [Kindle Edition]

Roger Hayden
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A nearby nuclear attack rocks a small town in Pennsylvania, sending one man, Paul, and his step-daughter, Julie, on a perilous journey of survival. What started out as a normal Friday afternoon soon shatters into a race for survival against the odds upon the loss of communications—cell phones, Internet and electricity—as a result of the nation’s downed power grids. Paul attempts to get in contact with his wife, Samantha, who is away on business in Colorado, but soon discovers that his only option is to travel cross country amidst the chaos of strategically timed nuclear attacks along the East Coast.

During their travels, Paul and Julie discover a quaint rural community, safely tucked away and sealed off from the dangers of the outside world. The town, led by a former county sheriff, offers hope and normalcy for visitors lost in a sea of confusion. Trouble soon comes in the form of a doomsday cult, and their fanatical leader, who reside nearby, awaiting a reckoning of apocalyptic proportions. Meanwhile, in a protective bunker underground, Paul's wife, Samantha, finds herself under the watchful eye of the influential and powerful Senator Bryant and a group of elites who may or may not have engineered the nuclear attacks as part of massive worldwide conspiracy meant to change the world forever.

Events are further tied together in New York City as Sacha, a Polish immigrant taken into custody as a terror suspect, begins a journey that leads him to a group of escaped prisoners who could very well be involved in the terror attacks plaguing the country. After being accepted into their group, he hopes to prevent their goals of mass destruction. Full of action and suspense at every corner, “The Decay” will keep you on the edge of your seat where noting is safe and humanity has reached its breaking point. Don't miss this three-episode omnibus collection of the hit dystopian science fiction thriller destined to bring you into a strange new world of apocalyptic visions.

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  • File Size: 2309 KB
  • Print Length: 473 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M1AWCG2
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,879 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Page Turner! August 18, 2014
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The Decay Omnibus is a real page turner. It needs a sequel however. Parts were a little hard to believe, but when you read books like this you suspend some reality for sure. It was great!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Proofread, please. July 31, 2014
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This book contains numerous typos, grammatical errors, and misused words. I was very disappointed in the quality of this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I liked the story all the way up to the last ... October 19, 2014
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This starts out a little slow in the first few pages, but when it took off I found myself caught up in it to the point that I didn't want to put it down. A bombing on Wall Street starts all of it with people running for their lives. Paul with his step-daughter Juliet, head off to find Samantha, his wife, who is on a business trip in New York where the bombing took place. It has alot of editing problems; misused words, misspelled words, and words used incorrectly. I liked the story all the way up to the last couple of pages, where it just ends abruptly. I felt like the writer just got bored and wanted to end it quickly, and for me that just ruins the book.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put the book down! July 24, 2014
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The character development made me feel as if I were part of the story and I literally could not put the book down once I started reading!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm sorry, it's just a train wreck of typos ... March 5, 2015
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I'm sorry, it's just a train wreck of typos and formatting errors.. This book is in serious need of some developmental editing and line edits. At other times there are just plain factual errors. This book should be unpublished, reworked, and then republished before I could rate it any higher.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ok beginning, horrible remaining 3/4 January 23, 2015
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don't spend your money on this one, contrived, poorly edited, and it would take infinite suspension of disbelief to digest - it all went bad once the protagonists left PA, and that happens very early - look elsewhere
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Just wow! February 26, 2015
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From the first page, until the very end, I was enraptured with the trials and journeys of Paul, Julie and Samantha. Mr. Hayden did a remarkable job of character development and keeping this avid reader's interest.

The only reason I would give this work 4 stars and not 5 is as follows. About a third of the way through the novel, it appears that the editor had made digital notations for changes in usage. Therefore, there are sentences that were very awkward and felt like a "stumble" while I soaring through the novel. I only mention this in hopes that the author or editor might take a look and repair the sentences in question. This problem occurred for several chapters and then, was no longer a problem.

However, the writing and the plot line were so engaging that while I normally would close a book that became clumsy to read, I could not put this work down. Thank you, Mr. Hayden. I looke forward to reading the remainder of the series.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What happened to the ending?? August 28, 2014
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Sigh... I have a few problems with this book. First off...what did the "thugs" in the start of the story have to do with anything?? What a pointless story line that went nowhere. It could have easily been taken out of the book and made NO difference in the story at all. What happend to that old crazy "sister" lady? She dissapeered? Then what? You let a bad character escape to later bring them back into the story...not to just let them fade away. Then my biggest gripe...the ending. How awful! No resolution...nothing. Many people died in the blast, then the survivors trekked through a radiation filled wasteland with no health repurcussions? She just closes her eyes to rest? The only reason I gave this book 2 stars is because I did like the characters..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Pff
Odd ending
Published 23 days ago by Damian Lis
1.0 out of 5 stars Childish
Seemed to be written by a twelve year old. Terminology was wrong in several instances such as, "megawatts" instead of Megatron.
Published 1 month ago by robert e. randolph
2.0 out of 5 stars an unbelievable page turner
There was too much dialog and not enough situational detail. The numerous last second escapes were far fetched and not believable. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stan Tierney
1.0 out of 5 stars Question Mark?
Who wrote this? Who edited the grammar? Who proof read this novella? A bunch of ten year old children? Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mitch
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
enjoy it
Published 3 months ago by Diana
1.0 out of 5 stars 69Boston
Not a very good book. Man these people were a bunch of cry babies. And them meating up at the airport. You could see that coming.
Published 3 months ago by 69Boston
1.0 out of 5 stars Decay
I review honestly. I was not impressed, it was predictable and tired. I did enjoy the illustrations, have you considered a graphic novel format.
Published 4 months ago by Margaret
4.0 out of 5 stars Make sure you have time to read the whole book
A great read. Leaves you wanting a book 2
Published 5 months ago by TJasper
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok reading.
Slow at first. Picked up later. Hard to get into at times because it was little unreal (even for science fiction / disaster books).
Published 5 months ago by Ronnie Sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing cliff hanger to the end!
Realistic and believable story, with a raw ending. I couldn't put it down. Longer than most, with twists and turns!
Published 5 months ago by Mechelle Wallace
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More About the Author

Roger Hayden is a writer, prepper enthusiast, and all around book, film, and music lover. His first self-published series "The Decay," draws from some of his favorite books in the dystopian genre to include, "One Second After," "The Stand," "The Road," and George Orwell's "1984." His second series, "The Pulse," offers a different take of the EMP dystopian world portrayed in "The Decay," involving a tight-knit group of preppers responding to disaster. He is also a fan of science fiction genre and authors Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Philip K. Dick.

Roger earned a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee, and currently resides in Knoxville with his wife Martha, and his two daughters, Emily and Meghan. He works as an editor and writer for a local Knoxville newspaper, his dream job come true, but he is also loves to write fiction. His most cherished time is spent writing in his family's cabin in the Great Smokey Mountains. Roger is a strong supporter of veteran's causes and education. He loves to cook, write, and go hiking. Above all, there is nothing more important to him than his family and his readers.

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