Minus Life by Stuart G. Yates

What will we do when our home planet has had enough?

Minus life

What will we do when our home planet has had enough? 

The world is dying. In the face of soaring pollution, overpopulation and rising sea level, the ruling elite comes up with a bold, yet terrible plan. When the mastermind behind it backs away and hides the ingenious scheme from the world, his life is suddenly threatened from the most unexpected quarter. 

Detective Bremen is tired. He's seen it all and he's sick of life, his own and the world’s. The only good thing is his son, Petie. Perhaps, if the world was made safe, Petie might have a future. But when Bremen is hired to investigate a brutal murder, things begin to unravel rapdily. Thrown into a mad, twisted world of corruption, lies and murder, Bremen uncovers more than is good for him. 

Minus Life is a thriller set in the not-so distant future.

Genre: FICTION / Thrillers

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Dystopian

Language: English

Keywords: none

Word Count: 84386

Sales info:

Strong sales record, author has one Amazon bestseller.

Sample text:

A room with a view


Wilson Frement stood and shuddered as he gazed through the window to the street below. A crisp, chilly day beyond the triple glazed glass, sharp and clear, the leaves on the trees rimmed with white. No rain to spoil the perfect stillness. Nor people. Never any people, not anymore.  

A cold, clinical room, white walls aching with the memories of the many who had suffered within the confines of its harsh glare.

Sanitized. Clean and bright. No sound to disturb Wilson.

Except for the screams in his head.

The screams of the tortured and dying. And their faces, twisted, agonised, hands reaching out, begging for mercy. None ever came.

Such images paraded themselves behind his eyes, during the sleeping and the waking moments. Grotesque manikins, struggling to free themselves from strong arms dragging them inside, pinning them against the wall, stripping them naked. There they’d writhe until brutish men attached electrodes to testicles and switched the power on.

Dear God, those screams!

Often he found himself, as if waking from a dream and catching himself unawares, wondering if everything had been a mistake. Not so long ago people walked along that street. Dogs tugged at leads, children laughed. They weren’t all bad, those people. Some of them were good, decent and caring, enjoying their days, hopes and dreams playing around their eyes, planning for futures full of promise. The city, swelled with so many citizens; loving couples, arms entwined, heads pressed together, lost in a world of love.

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