Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review: Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney

Flesh Eaters is the third book in the Dead World series by Joe McKinney and a Horror novel from Pinnacle.

Book Blurb:

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.

My thoughts:

The day began like any other for Eleanor Norton, a sergeant in the Emergency Ops division of Houston, Texas.  Meetings and planning for assisting the thousands of people who were stranded by the most recent hurricane.

Reports are filtering in from the rescue crews - the city has been hit hard.  No power or running water, no food or resources for the survivors and odd sightings of what looks to be cannibals... 

When news arrives that a second and possible, third hurricane are headed their way, Eleanor thankfully heads home to help her own family prepare for the coming disaster.

But there could be no preparation for what Eleanor and family are about to face.  The dead are rising - and they are hungry.  The military has been called in and Houston has been closed off - no one is to be allowed to leave the area.

But Eleanor is determined to see her family to safety - no matter the cost.

Flesh Eaters is a fantastic read.  I love this series and look forward to each installment.

I give Flesh Eaters 5 out of 5 stars.

Product Details
Paperback: 364 pages
Publisher: Pinnacle (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786023600
ISBN-13: 978-0786023608


Addicted2Heroines said...

I'll be starting Apocalypse of the Dead soon. Can't wait to get to Flesh Eaters. This is my favorite of Mckinney's covers.

Michelle Greathouse said...


I agree on the cover. :) I have really enjoyed this series and I hope we're going to get more.


Blodeuedd said...

Yikes! I am so getting nightmares from that cover