Review: Plague Year by Jeff Carlson

I'm posting some science fiction novel reviews on my blog this week. Here's the 2nd one:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cam and his small community of fellow survivors live on a small mountain peak just over 10,000 feet above sea level. Below this altitude is an invisible ocean of fatal nanotechnology. Cam’s community struggles to survive until a stranger arrives to help them, setting off an unforeseen series of events.

Nanotech specialist Ruth works in the International Space Station, far above the machine plague below. But in order to craft a cure, she must go back to Earth and find the origin of the plague.

Jeff Carlson’s debut novel grips the reader from its opening sentence. A strong character-driven tale, Plague Year contrasts people’s heroic side with their basest instincts. Delving into fears regarding technology, weapons of mass destruction, and political intrigue, this book is both chilling and timely.