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orig_63936The world is being ravaged by a silent killer: the Red Flu is threatening to wipe out 90% of the world’s population, unless a vaccine can be found. One ship has been tasked with finding that vaccine: the USS Nathan James.

The Last Ship.

On a top secret mission to the Arctic, the Nathan James begins its long journey home, only to find that the Red Flu has taken hold, and the world is on the brink of apocalypse. Its only option is to keep sailing the seas and hope that Dr Rachel Scott, a paleo-microbiologist, can create the vaccine that the world so desperately needs.

Not only does she create a vaccine, but she develops a cure, a cure that can be made every bit as virulent as the Red Flu itself, and, despite those who would seek to prevent the cure being developed and disseminated, the Nathan James brings this cure back to the USA. Perhaps now, finally, the country’s recovery can commence, and healing the wounds of the land can now begin.

There are those, however, who would see the world in its fractured state, and the assassination of Rachel Scott contributes to a chain reaction of events that leaves the USA shattered and reeling, in pieces once more as Chandler is stranded in Asia. On a bogus mission designed to keep him out of the way while the country he knows and loves is carved up and divided amongst those who would take power for themselves, what can he do to prevent the destruction of all he holds dear?

With America bleeding and damaged, who can put it back together again?