Sergeant Farrell Jenson survives a world lost to nuclear and biological warfare only to find his home destroyed and family missing. He joins forces with Gary Merrill, a local business leader, and Major Melanie Ghostkeeper, a Marine Medic, to begin the process of rebuilding. A small group of survivors unite under a banner of freedom and hunker down in Bear River High School. Friendships and love are forged in the hot fires of adversity as they fight for their very lives, amidst a world turned upside down, where death is the new way of life.
A festering evil is combing the land, led by one man, Don Bullock. The rotund, venomous leader spearheads a community with a taboo, underlying secret that will pit good against evil in a dramatic show of force and violence between the two groups. Solomon, a rogue African assassin, launches a one-man assault on the Bear Riverites, seeking blood and retribution to satiate his bloodlust and quench his need for flesh.
Each side gambles all to control a newfound drug with the potential to save mankind. This new ‘currency’ trumps all, where money is worthless and food and women are king. As the struggle escalates and new battle-lines are drawn a host of unwitting participants are pulled into the fray, fighting for all they hold dear.
Book One of The Living Hunger Series begs the question: ‘Which side will render your support and where will your allegiances lie?’
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Targeted Age Group: Teen to Adult
Book Price: $2.99
Dennis F. Larsen grew up in Brigham City, Utah, a small town set into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. He attended Utah State University before graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a Doctorate of Optometry degree in May of 1987. He has worked as an Optometrist in a group practice since that time. Dennis was married to his hometown sweetheart, Holly, in 1981 and they have four children, who were raised under the watchful eye of their golden retriever, Hannah. In recent years their lives have been blessed the addition of five grandchildren, who gladden their home with their laughter.
The budding author lives for time with his family but is enjoying the exploration of his new found love, writing. Hours that were previously devoted to working extra shifts and rearing children are now spent honing his creative edge.
With Cruel Intent, his first novel, is a work of Southern Fiction featuring characters and places from Dr. Larsen’s past. His first completed manuscript is a story of romance peppered with crime and suspense. It began as a challenge from his wife to prove he could write something romantic and it took on a life of its own. His second novel, The Living Hunger, is an action/adventure story set in a post apocalyptic world. The plot spins a totally new idea into the genre, omitting zombies but casting a plausible scenario after effects of global nuclear, chemical and biological warfare have decimated the planet. The novel was published in July of 2013.