A decade in the future, humanity
thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.
We owe our good health to a humble parasite - a
genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen
Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our
immune system - even secretes designer drugs. It's been successful beyond the
scientists' wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a
SymboGen tapeworm living within them.
But these parasites are getting restless. They
want their own lives...and will do anything to get them.
Title: The Artful
Author: Wilbert Stanton
Series : Shadows of the City #1
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: May 27th 2014
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult
New York City, 2025: Everything is changed. The city that never sleeps is now a land of death and decay. A rampant virus has taken over and the survivors have become carriers, quarantined from the rest of the world.
Twist and Dodger grew up in the streets, the sewers and underground tunnels – their playground. They aren’t heroes. They just like attention; and stealing meds from the rich and giving them to the poor is their golden ticket.
On their latest raid, they unknowingly steal a cure that puts them square between the ailing Emperor of Manhattan and the war hungry Governor of Brooklyn and forces them on a quest into the darkest shadows of their putrefying world.
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