In beginning this book based around New York City, it feels and reads differently due to the culture within this city and the USA in general. When reading these books, you have to realize that if you are from Australia, you will not understand the American midset regarding guns and the right to bear arms, and if you are an American, you might never grasp the sense of difference in how others around the world would handle a catasphtrophe such as these books portray. For American psyche is different and unique. I like it as much as it annoys me.
NYC is more violent, more dramatic and more desperate.
It links in characters from books already written such as 'A New Dawn' and 'Origin' and also some yet to be revealed in following books, such as Dakota.
Enjoy and think of your own humanity as you read it when it is released.