Last updated on 25 November 2018
DMQZ by Quinn Flemming (2013, Amazon Kindle)
What would the world be like after a virus that originated from a dormouse spread and killed millions of people instantly and left some ‘resisters’ (those who were infected by the virus yet are still alive)? It divided New York into Safe Zone and the Quarantine Zone. The area in the East River is called DMQZ, an uninhabited area that separates the uninfected and the ‘resisters’.
The story depicts a futuristic, post-apocalyptic New York as it centers on Jacob Hale, a Class 6 police officer about to be promoted as commander. However, after a failed operation involving a bank robbery, Hale was suspended for sixty days.
While dining in a local cafeteria, he saw something familiar. It was a pair of hands which reminded him of one of the bank robbers: a female. He followed her and his quest to clear his name began. Using his ID, his connections, and his skills, he tried to look into the connection between the bank robbery and the woman, until he’s trap in a web of conspiracy, terrorism, and revolt.
For me, it’s an interesting read, a roller coaster ride, and an unexpected ending.