Description

Clemens P. Suter's adventure thriller grabs you in the first couple of pages and never lets go. The reader feels real empathy for the main character's plight as he begins a seemingly impossible 9,000-mile trip through a deserted world to learn his family's fate. The cause of the calamity is mysterious but clues are uncovered along the way causing tension to build until we reach the shattering climax. Two Journeys is not to be missed. Extremely engaging, intelligent, entertaining, and well-written.



The Story Behind This Book
"About 100 yards in front of the truck stood a male lion, staring straight at me. His eyes had tiny, adrenalin contracted pupils, just as if he was preparing to come bounding down the road any second. For a few instances the two of us stared at each other. Then I pulled my head back very slowly, hoping that he had not yet seen me, only to realize that my naked l"egs stood out like a meat advert between the bottom of the truck and the surface of the street. I froze with fear. Lions kill and kill quickly. They do it by instinct. They can’t help it. My mind raced and I realized there was only one place to hide: inside the main cabin of the truck. I would have no chance in the countryside. I had to move up into the truck and do it quickly and quietly. Slowly I stepped back, made a turn towards the truck, put my hands on the platform and pushed myself up. Lying on my belly, I slithered inside. On the right stood the shower and the water pump. On the left was a pallet with water bottles. Behind those, a small corridor in the middle of the truck went all the way up to end wall. On either side of that small corridor stood stacks of boxes with food, clothing and gear, most not higher than a few yards and tied to the walls with ropes. It was a very poor hiding place. Not only could a lion easily jump into the back of the truck; but there was no cupboard, box or cage for me to crawl into. I already could feel how the lion would fetch me, put its claws in my legs and pull me out onto the street.”


Praise and Reviews

"Two Journeys is a great, highly entertaining read - I read the 600+ pages within one weekend! Obviously inspired by the threat of pandemics such as SARS, H1N1, or the Mexican Flue / Swine Flue, the story immerges the reader into a present-day world where all of humanity has apparently died out. Highly enticing to see how the single surviving hero fights his way home to his beloved ones - in our high-tech world with all the tools and vehicles free at hand, but missing the knowledge how to use them ... and the remains of our industrial world already beginning to deteriorate (energy sources, communications, machines, food, medication). In such a world, the main missing items are the knowledge and the mass of people to keep a technological society working. The story transports the feeling of a high-tech stone age. It is very well written, partially very funny, yet at the same time also full of dangerous situations that the hero has to master.
Highly recommended to all readers who love travel novels, intelligent and close-to-reality SF. Seems like it is the first book of the author, I really hope there is more to come soon!"



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