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In 1945, Hitler unleashes a disease on Britain which kills all but a handful of people. One man is chased by the Blackshirts (who are slowly dying) so they can find a way to stop their own deaths.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   cure/disease Disaster, natural or nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   plague Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   pilot, airforce


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   run over    -   biohazard/virus    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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