Post by benedictjjones on Nov 19, 2008 15:17:22 GMT
James Herbert - '48 (HarperCollins, 1997)
"In 1945, Hitler unleashes the Blood Death on Britain as his final act of vengeance. Hoke, an american pilot and one of a tiny minority with a rare blood group unaffected by the deadly disease, has survived alone among the debris and the dead of London for three years. Now, in '48, a slow-dying group of Facist Blackshirts believe their only hope is a complete transfusion of blood from one of Hoke's kind. Ever more desperate as their deaths approach, they're after his blood. Running for his life, Hoke is rescued by other survivors and together they're pursued in a spectacular but deadly chase through London's ravaged streets and historic landmarks, reaching a dramatic and explosive climax at the top of Tower Bridge."
this was a book that i really really enjoyed, as some may know i have a soft spot for both the second world war and also apocalyptic fiction so this ticks all the boxes! the research was excellent and the book moves well wiith some excellent scenes - the fight on tower bridge is excellent and the characters are all well rounded and believable except the villains are well... villainous with no real redeeming features!