Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review: Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney

Apocalypse of the Dead is the second book in the Dead World series by Joe McKinney and a novel of Fiction from Pinnacle.

Book Blurb:

 And The Dead Shall Rise. . .

Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves. A feast for the dead.

And The Living Shall Gather. . .

One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive--but one passenger carries the virus. Within weeks, the zombie epidemic spreads across the globe. Now, retired U.S. Marshal Ed Moore must lead a group of strangers to safety, searching for sanctuary from the dead. A last chance for the living.

Let The Battle Begin.

In the North Dakota Grasslands, bands of survivors converge upon a single outpost. Run by a self-appointed preacher of fierce conviction--and frightening beliefs--it may be humanity's only hope. But Ed Moore and the others refuse to enter a suicide pact. They'd rather stand and fight in the final battle against the zombies. An apocalypse of the dead.

My thoughts:

For two years the infected have been quarantined in Texas - along with those survivors unlucky enough to have been left behind after the walls were erected.  

But the survivors have grown tired of barely surviving on what they can scavenge - grown tired of the constant fear of discovery by the infected - grown tired of it all.

When a small boat escapes the quarantine of Texas and heads for Florida, the survivors are elated - until one of them turns.  Then they all turn - and the boat makes it to Florida.

The infected are no longer contained.  And this virus spreads like wild fire.

Now several groups of individuals are fighting for survival and they’ve all heard of one place - the Grasslands of North Dakota.  

A place of safety - of sanctuary.

But some of the refugees aren’t pleased with the way things are run at the Grasslands.  With the infected trying to get in - and a zealot who won’t let them leave - time is running out.

Apocalypse of the Dead is a great read and I loved it.  I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series, Flesh Eaters, available now.

I give Apocalypse of the Dead 5 out of 5 stars.

1 comment:

Blodeuedd said...

*hiding from the creepy cover* Now that is just too nasty for me