An airborne strain of the AIDS virus decimates humanity. Bruno Ricasso, an Italian cop, a Carabiniere, struggles to survive on the island of Capri while Europe erupts in flames and society crumbles. But when his solitary existence is broken, Bruno returns to the empty city of Naples in search of answers.
Can Bruno find a way to stay alive in the ruins of civilization? Or will Bruno’s past sins prove even more deadly than the Omega Plague?
Omega Plague: Collapse is one of the most thrilling and shocking disaster novels I have ever read. This novel has floored me with its brilliance, it was compelling as well as being exciting and enticing at the same time. I simply could not put this book down and I do not think any of you lovely people reading my review right now will be able too either! Here is a little bit more about this exceptional novel.
Our story is told through the eyes of our protagonist Bruno Ricasso. Ricasso is the kind of man that everybody likes, a real people pleaser which is great considering he is a cop and a member of the parliamentary police which is known as the Carabiniere. Ricasso is the kind of man who wants to defend people, he wants to help them and keep the people safe always and out of harms way so even when the disaster happens he still tries to help those suffering around him; This disaster is in the form of a modified aids virus which is now airborne and making people disastrously sick very fast. The world around him starts to collapse around him and when his work colleagues start to leave him from the small island he lives and works on he has to try his best to survive and help those around him and this is where our journey with Ricasso begins.
Omega Plague is a fast-paced, heartbreaking novel with tension that never lets up. Our author P.R. Principe created tension and excitement from the very first page, he immediately throws the reader in the midst of the disaster and it is shocking and harrowing to read. I adored how our author done this. I personally think that some novels are great to have a long set up but with some novels such as this I would prefer to be thrown in at the deep end as it brings me great excitement.
Principe has floored me with both his writing and and his knowledge of airborne viruses and also his knowledge of his chosen setting in Naples. Principe lived in Naples for a long time and so it added an extra depth and layer to this novel and his vivid picture of the beautiful, historical city paints the perfect picture of what it is like there… so much so that the reader feels like they are there! His narratives dialogue and descriptions are filled with electricity and power and his descriptions in particular dazzle you. What I loved most about his dialogue was that there were some really great exchanges between military members and because I am a Marine wife I am very used to how they talk with each other so this was really great o read.
It is apparent to the reader very early on that the author has in-depth knowledge about Italy… in particular Naples, radios and how they would work in an apocalyptic setting and knowledge about viruses. His knowledge means that this novel is an exceptional bio-thriller and it is now become one of my favourite disaster novels of all time. His creation of Bruno Ricasso is fantastic, he is an incredible character that the reader can get behind. He it tough but he is also compassionate and he shows this in subtle ways especially towards his worrying about his sister Carla.
To summarise my thoughts on this exceptional novel I would say if you are looking for a hard-hitting, thriller that features a deadly virus which will shock, entice you and make you read extremely fast then you will adore this novel! This book gets Four Stars from me!
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