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The Road to Nowhere [Kindle Edition]

Lee Argus
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Book Description

John Doe awoke from a coma in an abandoned hospital. Remnants of an unknown horrific event become evident throughout the facility, as well as throughout the city of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Walking through the ghost town, John wanders to find the answers to the questions he holds;

Where is everyone? What happened? Who am I?

In a city known to be populated by locals and tourists, John Doe finds that even the casinos have been left vacant.

During his quest to find the truth about what had happened, it is revealed that a virus ravaged through Las Vegas, Nevada.

The citizens that once occupied the once populous and glamorous city have been infected. They are no longer human.

In an attempt to reach safety, John along with Rachael and Stephanie, the only two survivors John has seen, decide to leave town.


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From the Author

The Road to Nowhere edited by: Felicia A. Sullivan

The Road to Nowhere: Paths Taken is now available exclusively through Permuted Press.

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The Road to Nowhere is a post-apocalyptic novel that takes place in modern day.
It is a story of survival as well as one man's struggle with amnesia, friendship, love, courage, and losses.
Parental Warning:Some material in this book may not be suitable for all audiences. Mature Readers Suggested for graphic violence, horror and gore, minor usage of language, minor sexual insinuations, or other minor yet potentially offensive material.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2535 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482071711
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Permuted Press (January 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0080UPI40
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #292,084 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars well-written fun quick read May 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this novel and looked forward to the next time I would continue the story every time I put my Kindle down. The main characters were enjoyable and I began to care about them for the most part, I just wish there had been more. I understand this is supposed to be book 1 in a trilogy. The problem is that the next two parts have yet to be published and I'm afraid that at my reading rate, the original will be long gone from memory and I won't ever read the other two. Plus, there wasn't a cliff-hanger; the story just ended making me want more - but immediately.

I look forward to reading more of the author's work. Hopefully it'll be next week rather than next year.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book October 12, 2012
By Sandy
Format:Kindle Edition
It's sort of Resident Evil meets I am Legend meets the Crazies. Very good read, well told story and great characters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new, but still entertaining! October 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book for free in exchange for a review.

The Road to Nowhere is a post-apocalyptic novel about a guy who wakes up in a hospital and finds that everything in the world is wrong (basically). First the good: I was definitely entertained with the story. I was excited to know why everything was deserted and when the main character would get his memory back, if ever. I cared about the characters and hoped they would survive, and wondered where they would try to go next....all of which kept me reading the story.

Now the bad, or even just the neutral: I have to say that the story line has been done before. I mean how many versions of a plague/zombie/fight for your life can you do? When I was reading the beginning, I couldn't help but feel like I was reading the script of the first episode of the Walking Dead show. I think if I hadn't seen that show, I would've been more excited. Minor editing and spelling errors (eg. Rode vs. Rhode Island), but nothing too bad. I'm usually pretty distracted by that, but there weren't many. Also, I felt the characters could have been developed a bit more. I mean I know "John" has no memory, but it doesn't even seem like he was bothered by it all past the first 10 pages.

Although I got it for free in this case, if you are looking for an easy, entertaining read and are into this kind of story, I would say it's definitely worth the .99 cents!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hope the "Road" leads to a sequel! May 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Very much enjoyed this post-apocalypse novel. Characters are well developed and by the end you find yourself vested in their future. Circumstances presented quite believable. It grabs your attention from the beginning and holds it throughout. A few very minor editing errors, but not worth the loss of a star. Looking forward to a sequel, especially to discover more about "John Doe".

Went searching for other works by this author, specifically Chance Escape and Down & Out.... Chance Escape's release has been delayed, and Down & Out should have been released earlier this year (according to the Author's Blog) but it's nowhere to be found on Amazon. Sure hope one or both show up on Amazon soon!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Apt title November 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I got this book as a free find while searching for zombie fiction. First, this is not a zombie book. That is fine with me as I am a fan of post-apocalyptic writings of all kinds.

The grammatical errors were spattered throughout. It wasn't as bad as many, but I got tired of things being done "in a haphazardly fashion" about halfway through the book.

The book starts out very descriptive, overly so. I felt it took forever for the protagonist to actually do anything other than vividly describe his surroundings and physical state. Description is nice, but this was a bit much. By the end of the book it seems as though the author is tired of the overly descriptive style that started the book and details that may have been interesting are skimmed over. A more mid level descriptive nature would have been nice, rather than all or none.

There really wasn't much conflict in the book. Traveling companions were dull and there was not much excitement. The run-ins with Kurus (the enemy human-beasts) were brief and we don't see anyone truly harmed in these situations.

The protagonist seemed as though he might have some greater knowledge of the situation under his amnesia, but that turned out to be false. He was just Joe Schmoe and for much of the book is mostly useless due to injury. He is also fickle-hearted, but I suppose most would be at the end of life as we know it.

The novel really peters out at the end. I believe there is supposed to be a second book coming, but with the book mostly concentrating on (boring and pointless) character interactions, I doubt I will bother to read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read. December 9, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book very much but there were a few grammatical errors, nothing to distract from the story but there. I would read more by this author.
Ok, I went on the author's web page and decided to come back and leave a better review. This was a very good read, and I became vested in the characters. I am however waiting for the continuation of this story. It did just kind of leave me dangling but also going back to amazon to get book 2, I was hoping to purchase the book and continue on reading the day away. Sad to say it isn't there and now I have to wait to see what happens. But you can bet I will be checking regularly for it's release. So please Mr. Argus could you maybe write a little faster? Kidding! But seriously waiting with anticipation.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars survival of the fittest
I received a complimentary copy of this book to review it. This is the first book I have read by Lee Argus. Read more
Published 11 days ago by jw
3.0 out of 5 stars Will pass, but will keep an eye on this author- shows potential
I am giving this three stars because I did enjoy the writing style and it was well edited. I will not be purchasing this novel, however, because it is simply a retelling of Rick... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of action
I just downloaded the second of this series and hope #3 comes quickly! Lots of action and excitement keep you interested!
Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Outstanding! When does the 3rd book come out?
Published 6 months ago by Stephen Bent
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
OK
Published 6 months ago by Avid reader
4.0 out of 5 stars It was fun to read and perfect for a vacation...
I liked the book because it involves the apocalypse and has a theme that involves zombies. but these zombies are modified, unique and much more realistic for a few reasons. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Arretamador
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
I read a lot of zombie and apocalypse fiction and this one was definitely one of the better ones. It was definitely worth reading and I would recommend it.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow I love this book this book make me feel like I ...
Wow I love this book this book make me feel like I was part of the story the characters felt so real. Read more
Published 8 months ago by marlyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
This was the first book I have read on my Kindle Fire. I liked this book a lot and I will continue to the second. Great job Lee.
Published 8 months ago by Kobe Ramirez
5.0 out of 5 stars very suspenseful
Hard to put down once you get started. This isn't my normal genre but it caught me up from the beginning He's right up there with Stephen King and Dean Koontz I highly recommend... Read more
Published 8 months ago by L. Burleson
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More About the Author

Orion Lee Argus is a veteran of the military. He served eleven years of active duty as a Fire-Fighter in the U.S. Amy. He was stationed in Miesau Ammo Depot, Ft. Polk, Ft. Jackson, Ft. Leonardwood, and Goodfellow Air Force Base during his enlistment.

He was born June 17th 1980 in Washington State and now resides in San Francisco, California with his wife and daughter. He draws his inspiration from his travels across Europe, South East Asia, and North America.

In 2013, his post-apocalyptic novel, The Road to Nowhere, was published through Permuted Press.

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