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May 22, 2014

IMMORTALITY by Kevin Bohacz


Kevin Bohacz

  • Paperback: 516 pages
  • Publisher: CPrompt; 
  • 3rd edition (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979181518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979181511
(from Amazon)
Immortality has been a #1 best-selling techno-thriller on Amazon since January 2008!

Publisher's Weekly STARRED review - Bohacz's vision of a humanity that faces the need to evolve profoundly or face certain destruction is as timely as today's news and as chilling a doomsday scenario as any ecological catastrophe can suggest.

Kirkus - There is enough power in the premise to leave readers reeling. A novel that will surprise fans of science-fiction and doomsday scenarios.

"Speaking as an evolved Transhuman, I applaud this very entertaining, intelligent, and thought provoking journey to the edges of humanity." - Danny Rubin, author and screenwriter of Groundhog Day.

"Immortality is a fine, tense, scientific mystery adventure that puts mankind in a challenge of survival with a short time limit. This is the way the world could end." - Piers Anthony, author of 21 New York Times best-selling novels.

Sci-Fi Reader - 4Stars - "This book manages to do what all the best sci-fi does - provide a thought-provoking, alternative viewpoint on the business of existence. I recommend you give it a go." -

Publisher's Weekly FULL STARRED review - When human extinctions occur in South America and spread worldwide, paleobiologist and genetic researcher Mark Freedman senses a connection to the Chromatium Omri bacteria, the oldest known life form on Earth linked to previous extinctions. The growing virulence in the "kill zones" spurs Freedman to join forces with Kathy Morrison, expert on viral and bacterial pathogens with the Centers for Disease Control. Despite personal losses, Freedman and Morrison find romance and make discoveries about the devastation and what lies behind it. Other colorful characters include dedicated policewoman Sarah Mayfair, whose horrific dreams and improbable survival enable contact with the forces behind the outbreaks; cynical Gen. James McKafferty, committed to preserving the U.S. at whatever cost; and Artie Hartman, goaded by his wife's death to wage war on gangs and government forces indiscriminately. The seemingly random attacks and emergence of chaos allow Bohacz to explore such themes as whether humanity deserves to survive, the meaning of being human, and the cost of perfect health and immortality. The originality of Bohacz's ideas is nearly equaled by detailed descriptions of a decontamination lab, the frenzied search for answers, and the aftermath of destruction. His vision of a humanity that faces the need to evolve profoundly or face certain destruction is as timely as today's news and as chilling a doomsday scenario as any ecological catastrophe can suggest.

Dust cover: Without warning, something has gone terribly awry. In the remote and unnoticed places of the world, small pockets of death begin occurring. As the initially isolated extinctions spread, the world's eyes focus on this unimaginable horror and chaos. Out of the ecological imbalance, something new and extraordinary is evolving and surviving to fill the voids left by these extinctions. Evolution is operating in ways no one could have expected and environmental damage may be the catalyst. Once discovered, this knowledge changes everything....


Kevin BohaczI am Kevin Bohacz a #1 bestselling techno-thriller novelist and prolific lucid dreamer... Welcome to my dreams. I am also a writer for national computer magazines, founder and president of two high technology corporations, a scientist and engineer for over 35 years, and the inventor of an advanced electric car system. I was also a short order cook for I-Hop, flipped burgers at McDonalds, and delivered Chicken Delight. All of those careers and more are behind me now that I am a full time storyteller, a catcher of dreams. Thank you for reading my stories and making this all possible.

This is a biography written by my wife, my best friend, Mazelle...

At 3 years old, he made spaceships out of his parents' discarded moving boxes and pretended he was flying. By 4, he'd built motorized dinosaur models that walked. By kindergarten, he was taking robots apart and building them into other creations.

By the ripe old age of 8, he'd moved into making "future-predicting" computers. Engineered with a large box, electric motors mounted on the front, big tape wheels mounted on electric motors so they would spin and the tape would move, tons of little flashing computer lights, and a tape loop with computer sounds on it, his computer would allow his patrons a.k.a. parents to pay to ask "future-predicting" questions. After a certain amount of flashing lights, sound effects, and time had elapsed, he would drop an answer on a card down a metal chute, a castoff part from his sister's Betty Crocker's Kitchen.

Thus are the humble but extraordinarily resourceful and creative beginnings of Kevin Bohacz, founder and President of CPrompt. Educated as a physicist, by age 21, he'd designed and applied for a patent on an electric car. His electric car system has yet to be replicated in efficiency and simplicity. Kevin continued with his unquenchable thirst for creating cutting-edge technology and inventions, utilizing advanced engineering and creating custom software and hardware solutions for clients.

At the dawn of microprocessors, as an electrical engineer, he designed early hardware and software microprocessor systems. His career evolved with the birth of the personal computer revolution and with the emergence of the internet. He foresaw the web revolution and was a first-mover in e-commerce, developing an early e-commerce system Sendsafe that continues as an innovator today.

In 1992 Dream Dancers was published while Kevin was living in Los Angeles. This was his first and some consider his best novel.

In 1994, he relocated his company to Dallas, TX to take advantage of the web-broadcasting potential of the Central United States (and to find his bride). Over the years in love in Dallas he wrote several more novels, the second of which became, Immortality.

In 2007 Immortality was published. By 2008 Immortality had become a bestseller on Amazon and continues to be a bestseller to this day.

The story begins in the South American Amazon rain forest.  Here we have the setting of an illegal tree cutting. There  is a strange zone that forms. Humans are dropping like flies.  These  zones are known as the "kill zones".No one pays any attention until "the zone" hits Anchorage, Alaska, American territory. The Centers for Disease Control is working hard, analyzing the "kill zones".  They are trying to find out if they are chemical or biological. They are also working on a way to discover where the zone will strike, a possible way to find out how it started and a possible way to stop them. Dr. Kathy Morrison and Dr. Mark Freeman discover a tiny seed. They are racing against time to discover if the seed is foreign or natural. The extinction of humanity or the survival is in their hands. The findings will amaze you.I felt like the "kill zones" were more alien derived, with evil intent on wiping humanity and taking control.
The book does give us an interesting fiction read of the post apocalyptic.  I found the story a little hard to keep up with at times. To me there was a little too much detail and descriptions.  There were so many characters with their stories going on at the same time.  It  was a slow moving read for me.  The author put in a lot of descriptions of the experiments to discover if the plague was a zombie virus or something else.I believe the author is trying to help the read to follow the turns and twists by providing a lot of detail.  I don't believe all of the detail and repeats were necessary.  To me that made it a slow read. 
The book would have been better for me if there were a few less descriptions and a little more of, what if this would actually happen.  This wasn't a far fetched read.  Just think, open minded, that there might be a remote possibility.  Be sure to read GHOSTS OF THE GODS by Kevin Bohacz.  I myself felt it was a better read than IMMORTALITY.  Just my own opinion. 

I would suggest you get both books and read them.  Then draw your own conclusions. Could this really happen to us?  Was this an alien intelligence that created the "kill zones'?
It's up to you and how you perceive the read. 

I was given a complimentary copy of IMMORTALITY by Kevin Bohacz from Pump Up Your Book Virtual Promotions for my honest view.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.
Ghost of the Gods 
Don't forget to pick up a copy of GHOSTS OF THE GODS
Kevin Bohacz


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