I honestly thought there were going to be zombies in this book..LOL I was waiting and kept reading and was disappointed. It was very wordy and redundant. The description of nature and how the environment was changing (animals, plants) was interesting and made me think about how society adapts to change. I could not connect the dots in regards to climate change as this was based on a viral epidemic, which could have been air borne or other some other type of infectious contamination. The main character could have been developed more, I thought he was very safe and he was not exciting.