• Population Zero: Book 3

  • A Post-Apocalyptic Cyber Thriller (The Population Zero Trilogy)
  • By: Ryan Schow
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (236 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This series is now complete! The riveting conclusion to the hard-hitting new series, Population Zero, is here! Early readers are now saying that Population Zero: Book 3 is “the best book in the trilogy so far!” and “one hell of a way to wrap a series”.

Population Zero: Books 1 and 2 introduced you to the worst cyber-attack in US history, but is there a way to rectify it? To undo the damage done? Who are the players, what are the stakes, and can this nightmarish situation be reversed, or will we all plunge headfirst into the apocalypse?

Find out these things and more in the third and final book!

The need to exact vengeance....

Two competing ideas for warfare....

One human nightmare who deserves a fitting end.

Can Johan Schwein be stopped, or is he about to usher in the end of civilization?

While Slater and the LA team head to the bug-out house in San Rafael, they do so knowing that the road ahead is fraught with peril. Population Zero has agreed to give them what they want, but only so she can make matters worse. In this promise, PZ does not disappoint, and all hell breaks loose as a result.

When Elijah splits from the team to take care of his mother, he unknowingly attracts the worst of all enemies: the one he doesn’t see, not until it’s too late. There will be consequences for Elijah’s missteps, and people will die. But who will survive and who will perish? In the end, wars are not without their casualties, and all battlefields bear remnants of death and the blood of the fallen… 

This will be no different.

Population Zero: Book 3 is a blistering ride through an all-too-familiar world on the brink of an apocalypse. PZ3 is a thriller told only the way Ryan Schow can tell it - with bone-crunching detail, a torrent of emotional highs and lows, some well-timed humor, a bit of absurdity, and...pickles. 

Yep, you read that right. 

Pickles.

If you think you have the story figured out, trust me, it will not go as you anticipate. Load up on caffeine and tissue, and get ready for the best ride Population Zero has to offer....

Books in this complete series:

  • Population Zero: Book 1
  • Population Zero: Book 2
  • Population Zero: Book 3
©2021 Ryan Schow (P)2021 Ryan Schow

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I really enjoyed your story however I just have two one complaints - First, No meaningful interaction with a person of color only the stereotypical Mexican thug; no positive side of a person of color. Let’s not ignore the statistics where a person of color is treated unfairly. I don’t condone the burning of buildings in the violence that sometimes the Black Lives Matter protest show but it’s started from Black people being killed I think if there was a person of color that could explain that meaning behind BLM and a few bad actors caused the violence. There you have both Sides of the story. Second - I like understanding the author’s point of view and I agree with most - but jus a little too preachy . How did in my two complaints I really love the story thank you

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Wow what a ride

I’m sorry to see the series end but it was nice to have the completion. This was a well written series one of the best I have listen ever listen to. I’m for sure gonna look up more Ryan Schow books. I don’t have one negative thing to say about the book series all the characters were great the storyline and plot was interesting and fascinating. They kept my interest through all three book series so to Ryan Schow keep doing what you’re doing.

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Great series great time line

The time line of recent to near future along with a touch of home hitting facts made it relatable , more important the growth of the characters and their growing bond is what keeps me on the edge of my seat or plugged into my ear buds . And with all great series the narrator is equally important . Kevin pierce is one of my favorites I am 200 books to date in the last year and half and he always is the top guy in the series similar to these

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Kept me Hooked

Wow, I was so mad when you did the dream but then when it was told to be just a dream I was like oh ok I am back on board. I am sorry that the lights came back on was hoping to see how they servived

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Loved the Series

I loved this series. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Only thing wrong is it was not long enough! LOL. Loved Kevin's use of different voices to keep you knowing what was what.

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Just WTF? Drew me right in and I actually quit listening and didn't go back to it until I started reading the other reviews. dude you're sick in the head...

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loved the books

I like the way you think..I am looking for your other books to listen to now. As for future reference, include i.e. bugout bags, bugout cabins, what goes into preparation for the big melt down..and I love your sense of humor, I love laughing..so please include more of that..

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Great series, couldn’t get enough

First off who doesn’t like Kevin Pierce ha. This series was great. So great I am going to get more from Mr. Schow. I liked how the main survivors were not all ex special forces but normal people, Arel wasn’t normal but it worked well. On the next series Ryan asked for input. I’m a sucker for a line guy or family already off the grid and could see how that would make a good edition. I listen to tons of post apocalyptic books but I’ve not read or listened to any that had a character that lived off the land. Sure there are hunters but I can’t recall any talking of using herbs to cure ailments etc. anyway great series

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Action packed!

I enjoyed the book, but just wished the narration had been better. I could have gotten into the book more if so. Sounds like my grandpa was reading a book to me as a kid. No emotions, and all the voices of different characters sounded alike. Worst ever German accent that came and went in the same sentence.

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Outstanding

It is indeed nice to hear the evil oligarch see some justice for a change. loved every bit of this series and you did a great portrayal of the characters, including Alex, aka Slater.