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New Book About a Seething Cicada Insect Swarm
The book Brood X: A Firsthand Account Of The Great Cicada Invasion, by Michael Philllip Cash, was reviewed in the Winter Holiday 2013 edition of the Mindquest Review of Books. The gripping futuristic novel is about a Biblical locust-like plague.
The Locust Like Invasion
The chilling novel draws the reader into a scenario about an apoplectic swarm of Brood Ten Cicada invading the Northwest United States, and how a pregnant young mother and her husband must cope to survive.
The cicada are real. Every 17 and 13 years they swarm, and are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.
The novel’s main characters are Seth and Lara who experience the harrowing cicada swarm on a hot summer night. They fight to survive the plague along with the entire Northeast which is degenerating back into the stone age.
Trillions of Flying Insects
The Brood Ten plague is reeking havoc on food, water, electricity, wi-fi and cell phone service as the cicada insects begin to store their eggs, breed and feed; also mistaking humans for food. The Brood Ten are inserting their long tubes (proboscis) into human flesh. They are large and their unique sound is distressing and deafening.
A Calamitous Catastrophic Cicada Episode
Seth and Lara are fighting to survive. Hordes of cicada are clinging to the inner walls of their home and more are scratching to get in. Seth and Lara must shout to be heard over the earsplitting noise. They try to escape in the car- then the crash. The edge-of-your-
Cicada’s usually emerge in late July or August as depicted in the novel. Due to climate change a real cicada event may occur in the late spring of 2014. One group of cicada’s swarm every 13 years while the other group swarm every 17 years. If both swarm at the same time a harrowing plague event is possible. The book is a must-read prophetic scenario about how we could be propelled back into our ancient history.
Michael Phillip Cash is also the author of the thriller, Stillwell: A Haunting On Long Island. He has an English degree and MBA. Cash resides on Long Island with wife and children.
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