Author: Joe McKinney
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: Pinnacle; 1 edition (April 1, 2011)
Battered by three devastating hurricanes in a row, the Texas coast is flattened. But for the people of Houston–and soon all of America–the most terrifying events are just beginning. . .They Rise. . .
Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry. And as human survivors scramble to their rooftops for safety, the zombie hordes circle like sharks. The ultimate killing machines.
They Feed. . .
Houston is quarantined to halt the spread of the zombie plague. Anyone trying to escape is shot on sight–living and dead. Emergency Ops sergeant Eleanor Norton has her work cut out for her. Salvaging boats and gathering explosives, Eleanor and her team struggle to maintain order. But when civilization finally breaks down, the feeding frenzy begins.
They Multiply. . .
Biting, gnawing, feasting–but always craving more–the flesheaters increase their ranks every hour. With doomsday looming, Eleanor must focus on the people she loves–her husband and daughter–and a band of other survivors adrift in zombie-infested waters. If she can’t bring them into the quarantine zone, they’re all dead meat.
Stand back everyone! I have found a new reason to continue reading paranormal! Why have I procrastinated in reading books about Zombies? As if that cover is not creepy enough, the story left me with chills along the way as well.
I realize that this is the third book in a series, but I didn’t care. I figured authors tend to recap things anyway. So I also figured if I liked how this story evolved, then I could always go back and read the first two as well. I have never heard of this author before, and frankly I was surprised at his writing. He does a wonderful job at his creative world, and the characters were great as well!
In this book you will find suspense in nearly every chapter, zombies that are not that hard to imagine in the future, destruction, and the gritty feel that is ever present in urban fantasy and end of the world imagination. I loved the characters and what each one of them brought to the story. If you are looking for a shocking and explosive read featuring the evil zombies of urban legends, this is the next series you need to read!
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS