Set in Sydney, the premise the book explored quite intrigued me. Adam was travelling home from work on the bus one day, when he drifted off to sleep, only to awaken in the centre of Sydney (a city completely abandoned and left to rot) some hundred and thirty odd years in the future. The kicker here was that Adam wasn't Adam? Or was he? Adam, it seemed had inhabited the body of a man from that year, Cooper (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, style).
What followed was an exploration of what might have happened. Civilisation as Adam knew it had been destroyed by a virus that swept the world some twenty years after Adam's bus ride. The Menangle Virus had originated in the small town of Menangle, near Sydney and had quickly spread around the world, effectively sterilising 99% of all woman. Humanity, it seemed was either doomed or about to be severely culled.
I won't give away any more of the plot, except to say I did enjoy many of the ideas the author came up with. The book was fun and easy to read, with a nice little romance thrown in for good measure.
I liked the author's conversational style of writing and although this is the first book from Bailey I've read, it may not be the last. A good solid four-stars from this reviewer.