Monday, September 30, 2013

Ground Zero by Nicholas Ryan

“This is exactly the kind of intelligent, action-packed zombie thriller that fans of DJ Molles and Max Brooks will love!”
- ZombieBookBlog

Aboard a freighter bound for Baltimore harbor, an Iranian terrorist prepares to unleash an unimaginable horror upon the United States. The ‘Wrath’ is an undead plague – an infection that consumes its victims with a maddening rage and turns them into mindless blood-thirsty killers.
Jack Cutter is just an ordinary guy dealing with a dreadful guilt when the virus tears through his home town. Before it’s too late, Cutter will have to find a way to survive, and find a reason fight: 

This is a different kind of post for most of our readers, but when author Vivien Sparx told me about Ground Zero, I knew I had to read it and let everyone know about it. If you love The Walking Dead, World War Z or are a fan of Jonathan Maberry, you need to read this book. It is a zombie apocalypse tale with a truly original twist. Taking current politics into the mix, this tale takes the slant of a viral terrorism event that is aimed at enemies of Islam, namely the United States. When a terrorist infects himself and the plague is unleashed on America, it does not stop until every man, woman and child has fallen victim in some way. Hero Jack Cutter will have to find a way to fight for what's his and try to survive the destruction of everything he has ever known. 

The cool thing about this book is the hero is a flawed character, just like the rest of us. He is no superman leaping tall buildings, but a man wracked with guilt trying to make amends. How do you do that when the world is coming down around your ears and your neighbors are trying to eat you? Not easy. But...he does it. A great book!

I enjoyed this book. It was well written, with a plot that moves forward at a steady pace. The gore is done just right, with an edge of suspense that kept me turning the pages into the night. Ah, what a perfect book to read while waiting (with baited breath) for The Walking Dead to start up next month. I am hoping there will be a continuation of the book, as the ending drops down and kind of leaves you wanting more. I can survive (maybe) if I know ( Okay Nicholas, this is your cue to jump in any time now and throw us a bone here!) that there is another one of these babies on the way...



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