Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
An alternate America is torn apart by the “other” living among us: humans infected with Lobos, a prion infection that makes them transform into werewolf like creatures, creatures with base instincts and strength to match. The infected have been given a homeland, the Republic, and the American army maintains order there. But the Resistance thinks it’s time that those with Lobos declare their independence and ordinary people are the victims of their brand of terror.
This is a loosely veiled depiction of the past ten years of American history, complete with multiple hijacked planes, and how ostracizing the “different” or allowing the few to dictate the fate of the many, could have disastrous consequences for all. It was interesting to see how the author altered history and played with current events.
I listened to this very long audiobook. The author reads it and he has a distinctive low gravelly voice which is soothing and disturbing at the same time. It really worked for the story. I don’t think I would have enjoyed reading it, but it was a good listen.