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The Salt Line by Holly Goddard Jones


Set during an unspecified time in the future, America as we know it is no more, thanks to disease-carrying Miner ticks. First they bite, then burrow under your skin to lay eggs that travel in your bloodstream as they mature, eventually erupting from your flesh to scurry away. Many ticks carry the deadly Shreve’s disease, but it takes up to two days to know if you’ve been infected. If you are, you’re left to suffer a horrible death. Anyone who doesn’t have a Stamp handy to incinerate the tick as soon as it bites (or a friend to do it for them) is going to have a really bad day… perhaps for the last time.

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