The plague should have killed Kate — it appears to have annihilated everyone else on its path. But with no electricity, no-one answering her phone calls, and the roads impassable until spring, the full extent of the disaster is unknown to her. Forced to wait, she contemplates existing as the last person on earth. The awful effects of her illness linger and she wonders if she is losing her mind. There is a persistent voice in her head, that of a child begging to be rescued — a voice more real than the horror she finds everywhere in her search for survivors. Eventually, her traumatic journey leads her to Jack — a brooding, secretive, and seductive man who insists that the messages Kate thinks she is receiving from a desperate child is just the result of her stressed imagination. His plans for the two of them are enticing and her attraction to him so persuasive, she’s ready to abandon the unlikely idea she could be telepathic. The game changes jarringly when a most unexpected person arrives, someone who’s presence spurs Jack to confess a crime too horrible for Kate to imagine. But it’s too late now. Her frenzied escape and the distance between them will not stop the torment he has saddled upon her. Please note that all reviews before October 2013 refer to the original debut novel, Ping, and not this new, completely revised edition, enhanced with additional chapters, richer characterization, and a more developed storyline. Feedback has been invaluable and reviews of the second edition are welcomed! The Ping series tells of relationships within a group of people discovering extraordinary abilities when all seems to have been lost. It is about family, love, hope, and hidden potential. The post-apocalyptic setting is bleak and eerie at first but if you are looking for gory battles scenes around every corner, this book is not it. Ping – From the Apocalypse is PA fiction with a human touch.