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By Peter Clines

The first novel in Peter Clines' bestselling Ex series.

Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The powerful Dragon. They have been heroes, utilizing their superhuman talents to make l. a. a greater position.
Then the plague of dwelling loss of life unfold around the world. Billions died, civilization fell, and town of angels was once left a desolate zombie wasteland. 
Now, a yr later, the potent Dragon and his partners shield a final few thousand survivors of their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. Scarred and traumatized via the horrors they’ve continued, the heroes struggle the armies of starving ex-humans at their citadel’s gates, lead groups out to scavenge for supplies—and fight to be the symbols of energy and wish the survivors so desperately want.
But the hungry ex-humans aren’t the single threats the heroes face. Former allies, their powers and psyches hideously twisted, lurk within the city’s ruins. And quite a few miles away, one other staff is slowly accumulating strength . . . led through an enemy with the main terrifying skill of all.

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The gate lighting swelled as much as brighten that nook of the Mount. He enable his legs grasp low and burned a direction in the course of the exes, shedding a couple of hundred of them sooner than he rose up over the Gower gate. The guards laughed and hollered. “Holy shit, scorching stuff,” shrieked girl Bee with a smile. “D’you imagine you were given him? ” Nuke the positioning from orbit, he known as out. It’s the one method to verify. They cheered and the pikes lunged ahead. The exes on the gate crumpled and fell. He hovered in entrance of the battlesuit. How are you? again up? Cerberus shook her head. “Give me a minute or three,” she stated. “Surge protectors stored the mainframe yet i must do a whole reboot. ” something i will be able to do to aid? The armored cranium shook back after which her eyes went darkish. I’m going to ascertain over at Melrose, he shouted to Bee. I’ll be again sooner than you recognize it. Gorgon may think the power ebbing. It were a hurry yet he was once at tier 3 now, tops. And the Seventeens have been retaining away from his struggle. Rodney swung and ignored by means of inches. “Slowing down,” he laughed. “Batteries are operating out, huh? ” The hero ducked one other punch, drove a kick into the giant’s thigh, and it with a trio of punches into the sunlight plexus. Rodney stuck him within the shoulder and he spun within the air. Dozens of useless arms grabbed and held him because the large ex coated up one other punch. Gorgon threw off the exes and ducked because the colossal fist sailed over him. He drove a punch up into the thick wrist and felt anything crack. “Kind of gradual your self, fugly,” Gorgon shouted. “Your brain in other places, probably? ” The giant ex rumbled and stepped again. “Think you’re shrewdpermanent, don’t you? ” The exes all fell again in addition, leaving Gorgon in one other circle. “Smarter than you, for what that claims. ” Rodney lunged back. The hero jumped up and drove his heels into the giant’s chin. It used to be a vulnerable kick. Tier 3 surely. It driven him again greater than Rodney. Gorgon grabbed his walkie and keyed the ship button 4 or 5 instances. after which large hands grabbed the tails of his duster and whipped him into the air. He flew, whirled, crashed into the mob of exes, the lifeless our bodies cushioning his touchdown. tooth have been on his sleeves and obtained his fingers as much as defend his face. He threw out a number of punches and kicks and so they all subsidized away back. “Okay,” bellowed Rodney. “Fun’s over. ” Gorgon stood up and heard the crack whilst his aspect burned. He suggestion the large had damaged certainly one of his ribs. Then he seemed down, observed the opening within the aspect of the duster, and felt the blood spreading. there has been one other gunshot and his shoulder exploded with soreness. His knees shook for a second and he heard the Seventeens howling. He keyed the walkie back. the enormous loomed over him. “Still feeling difficult? nonetheless imagine you’re larger than me? ” “Fuck, it’s no longer approximately what I think,” stated Gorgon. “Everybody the following is familiar with I’m higher than you. ” Rodney, the gang of exes, and the sky spun round him and a beat later he felt the ribs cave in the place the kick had hooked up. He hit the pavement and heard whatever snap contained in the goggles.

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