Book Review: Redaction by: Linda Andrews

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: LandNa Publishing

Publish Date: October 31, 2011

Origins: From Author for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Six months after an Influenza Pandemic swept across the globe, the world is starting to emerge from quarantine. But Pestilence Free Day is short-lived. For an unseen enemy has just been unleashed.

Five people. Seven days.

A brilliant scientist with an apocalyptic forecast

A soldier that needs an enemy to fight

A college student venturing into a changed world

An insurance salesman who exploits every opportunity

A juvenile delinquent desperate to leave his past behind

Redaction: Humanity is about to be erased from the Book of Life.

Review: Redaction is a mind-bending novel of what could happen when the next pandemic hits Earth. Seemingly bent on eradicating the human race, the pandemic kills off a large percentage of the infected. Now there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The virulence seems to have stopped spreading and people emerge to rejoice in still being alive. However, their celebrations are a bit premature as a second wave, stronger than the first, sweeps across the globe. Now less than 1% of the world’s population is expected to survive. Five very different people (a scientist, a college student, a soldier, a juvenile delinquent, and an insurance salesman) have seven days to try to prevent the end of the human race forever. Or will they be too late?

Ms. Andrews has created a chilling look at the world in the throes of true crisis. The five main characters’ stories seem separate, but as the race is on their lives coincide and intertwine in ways you’d never believe. Containing excellent world- and character-building, Redaction is a haunting story that will stay with you for long after you’ve finished. I don’t think it’s possible to look at your fellow humans and the world itself the same after reading this novel. The ending could have been more polished, but the open story lines leave enough room for a sequel in the future.


  1. Thanks for the great review. I hadn't originally intended to leave so many plot lines open, so yes there will be a sequel. Which will be darker and more disturbing.

  2. This sounds like such a thrilling read! Off to check out the author's site now.


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