By Jacqueline Druga
Omnicide - by Jacqueline Druga a Review Griffin is a small town on Route 66 in Arizona. The town is cut off and isolated from the rest of the country. They are always the last to know of current events. The “Pred” bug was created to wipe out the stink bug, but it got out of hand and has damaged crops all over the country with only a few communities left untouched. The Department of Agriculture came up with a fungal pesticide to kill the Pred bug starting with a five-day blitzkrieg campaign using this spray on any affected towns. Luckily Griffin is not affected by the bugs and not being sprayed. The town is unaware of the environmental threat this spraying has caused outside the safety of their community… until they lose contact with Seever, the next town on Route 66. There are some memorable characters, my favorite is Crazy Ada. It was nice to find the “Griffinites” did not turn on each other, but they shared responsibility and took care of each other. Leave mother nature alone! New and scary, a different take on an apocalypse.