The Sixth Extinction Series is an apocalyptic tale about a pandemic that sweeps the globe, decimating the human race, leaving humanity struggling to survive. Within three weeks, everything has changed. Social structure has collapsed. The police are non-existent, and the army concentrates on the cities. Gangs of yobs rule the streets.
The Sixth Extinction continues with a collection of short stories about the main characters from the #1 bestselling four-book series.
The fourth character in The First Three Weeks Series is Doctor Melanie Lazaro.
Melanie was a child prodigy, miles ahead in her classes. At the age of thirteen, she was one of only four people ever to be accepted into Cambridge University at such a young age. At twenty-three, she is now a renowned scientist in Exeter University's Microbes and Disease Department. Her work has been published in science journals all over the world.
However, life isn't perfect; she's had her problems, and her parents are a little distant and eccentric – her mother cares more about her plants, and her father locks himself away in the basement, and due to bad choices, she still lives at home with them.
Then everything changes. A virus starts to ravish the world, country by country, and as it gets closer to Great Britain the government sends in the army to take over the university's facilities, using everything at their disposable to try to create a vaccine.
Doctor Lazaro has no choice; she is drafted in to run the scientific side of the university while the army barricades it off from the rest of the city.
As she works around the clock, unable to leave, she wonders what the General in charge is keeping from her? Why isn't she allowed to contact to her parents? Why is there a battalion of soldiers walking the perimeters? And why is there screaming coming from the out-of-bounds university's large gym?
She has only a short time to work miracles, because as soon as the virus reaches the shores of England, it will already be too late.