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Year Zero by Jeff Long
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bookshelves: archaeology, fiction, thriller, adventure, apocalyptic
Read from June 01 to 03, 2011

Nathan Lee Swift is an archaeologist who essentially loots the Golgotha site of the remains of many crucifixion victims. Then he's off into the Himalayas on another adventure which goes awry and he spends 17 months in a jail. When he emerges the world is dying. A plague is sweeping across the planet with devastating consequences. In the United States all attempts to counter the plague have failed; however, a band of young scientists have gathered at the Los Alamos facility and are attempting radical solutions to stay the plague. The author creates several very interesting threads in this novel, deftly weaving them together; however, the conclusion is anti-climatic and disappointing.
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