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With the World’s Population at Risk, a Few Survivors Emerge…

Throughout recorded history, on a regular basis Mother Nature cleans out the human species with a pandemic, the most recent being the global influenza outbreak after World War I. Improved medical treatments, vaccinations and knowledge have shielded humanity from a major pandemic since then, but the question isn’t whether it will happen again—it’s when, where, and how it will start. With scientific, political, and social trends torn from the headlines of recent news, Higher Ground: Zero Hour explores the ways in which terrorism, government conspiracies, and the growing indifference of humanity could all contribute to a worldwide crisis. The story focuses on a handful of people who learn the worst is coming, and have tried to sound the alarm, while preparing to survive the collapse of civilization. Banding together, facing unexpected threats, they combine skills and knowledge to meet up at a refuge that will hopefully see them through the worst of what the world is facing: an Ebola outbreak that could leave 90% of humanity dead. Insightful, compelling, and illuminated with characters who are deeply real, courageous, and compassionate, Higher Ground: Zero Hour is a thought-provoking thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat.


Book Excerpt

Kent shut his laptop and closed his eyes as he leaned back in his office chair staring at the ceiling. His home office had become a research center over the past few years and he had grown more and more disturbed by what he was learning. He knew that almost all conspiracy theories were BS, but this one sounded just crazy enough to be plausible. If a rogue group inside the US government really was planning to release a genetically modified high-kill-rate virus, humanity was in for some awful shit.


About the Author

T.M. Carpenter

T.M. Carpenter was born in 1962 in Minnesota, where he developed a love for the outdoors, growing up near Minnehaha Falls and the Mississippi River in south Minneapolis. After a visit to Colorado as a young boy, he vowed that one day he would move there, and he now lives with his wife and two children in Parker, Colorado.



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