the lazarus generation
The Lazarus Generation is the sequel to The Lazarus Children, which chronicled the trials of a group of children abandoned deep in a forest after testing positive for COVID. Having found their way to an Army field hospital, they are within a few dozen yards of being reunited with their parents when they are abruptly forced onto a waiting bus. They are told they are being taken to a university hospital only a hundred miles away. But what should be a short trip becomes a hazardous expedition through a land torn apart by disease and hunger. They are not riding in an ordinary bus. Armored and weaponized, it is a match for almost any threat posed to the children. But foes both human and otherwise await them, while they are hampered by their own fears...and a rather inebriated driver. Enduring sorrow, horror and death, not even the cleverest among them anticipates the curious redemption that lies ahead.
I am the author of more than fifteen novels. I was born and raised in Virginia, where I currently reside. I was First-Place Winner of the Hollins Literary Festival a number of years ago. Among the judges were Thomas (Little Big Man) Berger and R.M.W. Dillard, poet and husband of the writer Annie Dillard. Along with my wife, I have rescued and maintained 22 stray cats, which should tell you something about me (good and bad). Permanently addicted to writing, I have just posted the 9th book in the Ari Ciminon (The 56th Man) Series.