A hardened war veteran collides with a venomous leader and rogue assassin, turning the Western United States into the next great battleground.
Sergeant Farrell Jenson survives a world lost to nuclear and biological warfare only to find his home destroyed and family missing. He joins forces with Gary Merrill, a local business leader, and Major Melanie Ghostkeeper, a Marine Medic, to begin the process of rebuilding. A small group of survivors unite under a banner of freedom and hunker down in Bear River High School. Friendships and love are forged in the hot fires of adversity as they fight for their very lives, amidst a world turned upside down, where death is the new way of life.
A festering evil is combing the land, led by one man, Don Bullock. The rotund, venomous leader spearheads a community with a taboo, underlying secret that will pit good against evil in a dramatic show of force and violence between the two groups. Solomon, a rogue African assassin, launches a one-man assault on the Bear Riverites, seeking blood and retribution to satiate his bloodlust and quench his need for flesh.
Each side gambles all to control a newfound drug with the potential to save mankind. This new 'currency' trumps all, where money is worthless and food and women are king. As the struggle escalates and new battle-lines are drawn a host of unwitting participants are pulled into the fray, fighting for all they hold dear.
Book One of The Living Hunger Series begs the question: 'Which side will render your support and where will your allegiances lie?'
Editorial Reviews: ". . . you have written a DAMNED good book. I gave it a 10/10 and I am floored at how awesome this was." -- Indie Author Book Review
"I enjoyed the story very much. It was well formulated and well written. (The author) has a way with dialogue, and I enjoyed the interaction between the characters." -- C. Smelker
"An action-packed novel with heroes you'll love and a villain that you'll love to hate!" -- D. Reay
". . . fast-paced story with lots of action. The plot moves along nicely and the characters are interesting and compelling. The dialog seemed really natural, that's definitely a strength . . ." -- H. McMullin
General Information: Book Length - Approximately 130,000 words. Available in a Perfect Bound Softcover (8"x5") from Amazon - 388 pages. Author imposed rating of PG-13 due to the violent nature of the story, however, the novel is suitable for teens. Watch for Book Two in the Series in April 2016
The author is pleased to announce the release of his new episodic work, The Raven Falconer Chronicles: Operation Z-Day. Episode one will catch your attention with a uniquely Canadian storyline. Visit the author's blog for additional information: TheLivingHunger.blogspot.ca
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Review: Where do I start with this review? This book will have you laughing, crying, loving, and learning. When I started reading this book I was very happy that the book was a post-apocalyptical story without zombies. The book was VERY well planned out and the descriptions of everything was utterly amazing. The characters in the books were flawed, and it made them so much more realistic because of it. The amount of action in the book was perfect with the amount of necessary information to understand the book in it's entirety. I recommend this book for ANY post-apocalyptic genre fan. I know I'll be re-reading this a few times!
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Just finished The Living Hunger - wow! What a story! Exciting... chillingly realistic, full of interesting characters that struggle to become tougher as the battle to survive ramps up. I've read quite a few apocalyptic stories, but this one grabs your emotions and pulls you in. I'd didn't grow up in a country where people hunt for food to feed their families, but here you'll see how that experience could prepare some to handle a world where so many have died, so little is left, but ironically, many of the worst that featured in the fringes of civilization (now lost) have hung on, and are determined to enjoy the liberty of a world without governments, police or rules. Don't read this expecting a fairy-tale world, or heroes that beat all - you'll never know, until the end, just who will survive, and who will fall, as those who believe in freedom, peace, love and sharing are forced to fight to kill - or be killed - by the ruthless band that takes and takes (if no one opposes), until...
I love coming across good books that deal with apocalyptic story lines, and thought I'd write some positive words for talented author, Dennis Larson. 388 pages of excitement while we follow a very tough man, Farrell Jenson (who happens to be a Sergeant) and unfortunately on the hunt for his missing family. Needing to survive, he bands up with other survivors who are learning how to handle this new strange world, and perhaps even come to terms with it.
My friend who read `The Living Hunger' told me it was a complete "guys book", but I have to disagree. Male or female, the plot twist and character development hooks any reader who likes this type of story. It has a darkness to it, and a realistic background that honestly, I don't get to find often while reading. Even with the darkness, there is a ribbon of hope throughout that I really liked.
It is a little intense, but I would say even younger teens would enjoy it, and suggest it to anyone looking for a...
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