When your life is based on lies, how do you hunt down the truth? Jerry Beche should be dead. Instead, he's rescued from a desolate Earth where he was the last man alive. He's then trained for the toughest conditions imaginable and placed with a crack team of specialists on an isolated island. Every one of them is a survivor, as each withstood the violent ending of their own alternate Earth. And their new specialism? To retrieve weapons and data in missions to other apocalyptic versions of our world. But what is "the Authority," the shadowy organization that rescued Beche and his fellow survivors? How does it access timelines to find other Earths? And why does it need these instruments of death? As Jerry struggles to obey his new masters, he begins to distrust his new companions. A strange bunch, their motivations are less than clear, and accidents start plaguing their missions. Jerry suspects the Authority is feeding them lies, and team members are spying on him. As a dangerous situation spirals into catastrophe, is there anybody he can trust?
We humans to seem to suck. This sci.fi with a very apocalyptic theme is filled with it.
The world ended and Jerry is the only human left (well I guess there could be someone hiding somewhere, but he sure found none.) Then these people show up and take him to another world. He gets sent on missions to other parallel worlds, all which have ended too. Well not all, but those they find are not good ones.
But why are they being sent to parallel worlds? Why are they not told anything?
It was an interesting book. It felt sort of light too. And wow, so many parallel worlds.
There is an ending, even if there are open threads. But I did see that there is another book, about another person, and I can't really say more.
Interesting concept and good story
Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Pan Macmillan (first published January 1st 2014)
The Apocalypse Duology #1