A Cold Black Wave
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A Cold Black Wave


This is the end. The colony ship USC Westbound carries the last survivors from Earth, but a strange and incurable virus is killing everyone. In a desperate attempt to save the species, Executive Order 13 is set in motion. Shuttles equipped with stasis-chambers are loaded with elite Academy students who are immune to the disease, launching them into deep space in the hope of finding intelligent life or a hospitable planet.

Everything goes wrong.

Only one Academy student makes it to the shuttles, 15-year old Josh Tedesco, a mental case who has been wasting away in a cell. As rebels seek to gain the shuttles for themselves, Josh's shuttle is launched in haste with a young female stowaway by the name of Leah who isn't from the Academy and may not even be immune to the virus. Their mission seems doomed to fail before it can even begin.

After crash landing on an Earth-like planet, Josh and Leah are thrown into a struggle to survive against impossible odds: a brutal winter, an unknown foe, and only a sliver of hope for survival.

Josh is impatient with Leah, who lacks the skills and physicality that he possesses. Yet Josh hides a terrible secret from his time at the Academy, one that threatens the mission at any moment.

As the horrible truth of the new world is revealed to them, and an alien threat haunts their every move, they must do everything they can for each other to keep their hope, and the burden of their mission, alive.

Title:A Cold Black Wave
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:202 pages

    A Cold Black Wave Reviews

  • J. Else
    Jun 01, 2014

    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. However, the opinions expressed are my own.There were a lot of interesting elements to this story. However, there were a lot of elements that have been done in...

  • Linda
    Feb 18, 2013

    Just finished the GoodReads copy I won, I immediately got my IPad out to look for a sequel. Disappointed, I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed and wait. Needless to say I enjoyed the story. Writi...

  • Jasmine
    Mar 10, 2013

    This book is definitely worth a read. It's a pretty quick read. A sic-fi adventure set in the future. Looking for a quick, light sic-fi read? This is your book then...

  • Lori Palle
    Sep 01, 2013

    Think Adam and Eve as they wake up out of their starship and find their new surroundings a lot less comfortable than Eden. A LOT less comfortable. In fact, for teenagers Josh and Leah, the last two hu...

  • Martha
    Feb 25, 2013

    I received this through Goodreads First Reads. The opinions are my own and I am uncompensated for them.First the cons:It needs serious editing for comma usage and sentence structure.The integration be...

  • Navem
    Mar 09, 2013

    This book was won through a GoodReads Giveaway! Huge thank you to the author, Timothy H. Scott for the signed copy.This book was more like a 3.5 stars. But there is not an option for it. Very quick re...

  • vega480
    Mar 02, 2013

    With it being a short book it hit the ground running with action and it kept up with a good pace of it all the way through. I ended up enjoying the characters more and more over time. The author has c...

  • John Dimaggio
    Feb 12, 2013

    This was a great book. I started it and finished it in two days. I literally could not put it down. Took it with me to work and read it instead of working! Passed it onto my son and now he is reading ...

  • Ginny
    Sep 30, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. I had read other reviews before starting and was concerned about the ending. However, I think there are times when an author does not need to spell out every detail for you...

  • Valiree
    Mar 12, 2013

    This is an interesting book. Cant say I've ever read one like it. I would recommend it to everyone. Very good read!...