Phantom of Apocalypse: A Dystopian novel
"Dr. Stein believes that the solution to the pandemic in late 22nd century America rests with his experiment of the first post-plague bio-engineered human. His goal and that of his partner Red carrying the bio-engineered baby is to escape the electronic-fenced city of New Heaven, Iowa. Along with their friend Sarah, they plan to reach their destination in northern Canada where the prototype virus-free baby will grow up, far away from the infected techno-society. Following rebel uprisings in the mid-22nd century, accidental biochemical warfare contamination across the country ushered in a new era and new order in society. Under the cloud of the plague where the majority are infected, survival is a daily struggle behind electric-fenced cities. To feed the virus and maintain their health, the infected resort to physical and psychological violence and aggression. With any act or thought of love, passion or compassion, the condition of the infected population deteriorates. Free of virus symptoms, a minority of the population known as mutants are relegated to ghettos. Under the watchful eye of the police and widespread satellite and drone surveillance to control the population, the police-state has taken control of cities where rebels hide out in mutant ghettos waiting for the next uprising to topple the regime. In a world of humans with cybernetic organs operating with the aid of cybernetic devices engineered to withstand the polluted environment, Dr. Stein, Red, and Sarah dream of a world where they would be able to distinguish people living free from androids serving their infected masters. Melody, Dr. Stein and Red's bio-engineered child growing up in northern Canada’s wilderness, represents new hope for humanity, until she decides to return to New Heaven so she can be a part of the world from which her mother Red and her lab-creator father Dr. Stein escaped."