Black Virus (Black Rust Book 1), A Novel by Bobby L. Adair is a frightening futuristic book. I gave it four stars.
It starts with Lucy, the family dog fighting to the death and being mauled. Christian Black's father grieved loudly when he found her destroyed body in the backyard.
Christian described his fighting without rules. "That was important to me. It was how I used a cruder version of the corporal methods utilized by the school official to teach the bullies to leave me and my two little brothers alone." His goal is survival for him and his family in the midst of chaos.
The H5N1 virus was a prion virus that destroyed brain cells.
Sometimes the victims of it became violent. Sometimes they just faded away before they died. Christian's family lost his twin brothers, Mason and Caden, and both his parents have it.
"I didn't say anything more as we ate. In fact, the words I'd already used were just habit. Back at the beginning, I thought continuing to talk to him might be therapeutic in some way.
Through the months, I came to realize I was talking at him rather than to him. Eventually, I stopped doing even that."
I received a complimentary Kindle copy from the author. That did not change my opinion for this review.
Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Virus-Rust-Book-ebook/dp/B01IUFLY7E