Claws 2. After the Apocalypse. by Ricky Sides

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From California to the east coast, it rained across most of the continental United States. From Los Angeles to New York City, residents reported an odd, whitish-grey residue that coated everything.

Cats groomed the residue from their bodies, because that’s what cats do, and then they turned to their feed bowls with increasing hunger.

The most deadly biological weapon ever created had been unleashed. It was one that would effectively pit most forms of animal life against mankind.

Humanity was immune to the growth hormone. However, exposed to massive doses, mankind was not immune to the chemical component of the compound that triggered the hyper aggression, nor was humanity immune to the appetite enhancer.

By mid-February, violent mobs of enraged hungry people were rioting in the streets of every major city in the world. In American cities, some of these riots were sparked by angry pet owners who were outraged that the government was supposedly plotting to exterminate all dogs and cats as a preemptive measure to protect the population. Pet owners viewed the mandatory registration of all dogs and cats with government officials by the end of February as a prelude to that extermination effort. Other people, generally those who didn’t own pets, were supportive of the measures. This led to protests and counter protests, which quickly turned violent as the hyper aggressive groups clashed.

In the months that followed, one by one, the governments of the world collapsed under the strain of trying to maintain order. Food production ground to a halt in most of the world as the men and women who’d been feeding the human race succumbed to the effects of massive exposure to the formula.

As the governments collapsed, so did the infrastructures supporting the civilization of mankind. Mass transit, power generation, and water purification were among the first to fail, but they were quickly followed by oil and gasoline production.

In six months, humanity plunged from the top of the food chain to a position near the center and the world would never be the same.

This is a 112,500 word book that has numerous accompanying photographs to depict the scenes.

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Published September 19, 2011 by Ricky Sides. 318 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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