In a world where life is disposable, two men fight to escape oppression and find the truth…together.
Ernest just turned thirty. It's time for retirement, freedom from the tedious drudgery of his job as a data clerk. Time to emerge from his pod and explore parts of the city he's never seen before—to meet some actual people.
And at the end of the month? Time to die.
Will, on the other hand, has met all kinds of people in his sales career. He runs the counter at the historic coffee shop, and when he talks, he sounds just like an old-time data feed. He's striking, charismatic, and intriguingly risqué.
According to Will, it's possible to live much longer than the Deacons have always claimed. Ernest wants to believe the heretical notion, but what if it's all a big scam? He might be old enough to qualify for the senior discount, but being around Will leaves him feeling painfully naive…plus a few more intense emotions that are entirely new.
Religion, medicine, government—every authority insists thirty is the end of the line, but now the seed of doubt has been planted. Can Ernest summon his inner strength and go against everything he's been taught? He longs to flee the city with Will—but without the Deacons and their Reclaim machine, death will leave his soul trapped in a decaying body for eternity.
Zero Hour is a full length standalone novel. If you're a fan of dystopian, post-apocalyptic MM romance, don't miss this nail-biting tale of adventure, romance, perseverance and self-discovery.
This second edition was previously published in 2011 and contains minor text revisions.