The Apocalypse Strain by Jason Parent – Book Review

The Apocalypse Strain by Jason Parent – Book Review


A multi-national research team, led by a medical genomics expert suffering from MS, study an ancient pandoravirus at a remote Siberian research facility. Called “Molli” by the research team, the organic substance reveals some unique but troublesome characteristics, qualities that, in the wrong hands, could lead to human extinction.

The researchers soon learn that even in the right hands, Molli is a force too dangerous to escape their compound. But the virus has a mind of its own, and it wants out.



The Apocalypse Strain is an action packed horror story, set in the near future.

A training exercise to the frozen tundra of Siberia, to train astronauts for a planned mission to Mar, let’s loose a virus. Like all viruses, this one wants to spread and evolve. It has an intelligence that’s plain scary…….who will survive?

If you have seen the X-Files episode Ice, you’ll find some similarities, the cold landscape, the tension and paranoia affecting those involved, but that’s where any similarities end.

This is full of tension, action and some really gruesome moments too. A fast paced dark and creepy tale that any fan of horror and sci-fi will love. Thoroughly entertaining.

Thank you to Random Things Tours for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of The Apocalypse Strain. This is my honest and unbiased review.

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Jason is an author of horror, thrillers, and science fiction, though his novels tend to blur the boundaries between genres. From his award-winning first horror/mystery novel, What Hides Within, to his widely applauded supernatural thriller, Seeing Evil, Jason’s work has earned him praise from both critics and avid readers alike.

In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. The region offers an abundance of settings for his writing and many wonderful places in which to write them. He currently resides in Rhode Island.

In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge… as a civil litigator. When he wanted a change, he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got repossessed the next day, and he’s back in the legal field…sorta. But that’s another story.

When he’s not working, Jason likes to kayak, catch a movie, and travel to any place that will let him enter. And read and write, of course – he does that too sometimes.

Please visit the author on Facebook at, on Twitter at, or at his website, for information regarding upcoming events or releases, or if you have any questions or comments for him.


FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.


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