Read Zero Day / Infected / Destroyer by Bobby Adair Online

zero-day-infected-destroyer

Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here. Survive the infection! Survive the Infected! Book 1 A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened. But Zed Zane is oblivious. He needs to borrow rent money from his pLibrarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here.Survive the infection! Survive the Infected! Book 1 A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened. But Zed Zane is oblivious. He needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride and heads to his mom’s house for a lunch of begging, again. But something is wrong. There’s blood in the foyer. His mother’s corpse is on the living room floor. Zed’s stepdad, Dan is wild with crazy-eyed violence and attacks Zed when he comes into the house. They struggle into the kitchen. Dan’s yellow teeth tear at Zed’s arm but he grabs a knife and stabs Dan, thirty-seven times, or so the police later say. With infection burning in his blood, Zed is arrested for murder but the world is falling apart and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life among the infected who would kill him and the normal people, who fear him. Book 2 Slow Burn: Infected picks up the story of Zed, Murphy, and Jerome where Slow Burn: Zero Day ended. All three have been infected but have not succumbed to the most pernicious symptoms of the virus. Nevertheless, their band of fearful survivors, have ostracized them. Back on the street, with weapons to defend themselves but little food in their packs, they embark on a search for Murphy’s family while following a rumor of safe haven in the form of a doomsday bunker in east Austin. But the world is more hazardous than they know. They expect violence from the voracious infected but they have harsh lessons to learn about the uninfected. And humans to support the infrastructure of modern civilization, they find that danger comes in many forms. Book 3 Zed is saying goodbye to one friend and pressing forward with two new ones, Mandi, whom Zed and Murphy rescued from the bunker, is immune to the virus, and Russell, also a slow burn, but lower-functioning, childlike and docile. After seeing the carnage at the dormitory, a raging, vengeful Zed wants only to kill Mark, his nemesis and the former leader of the ROTC squad. Since Mark has disappeared, Zed unleashes his fury on untold numbers of infected in his path as he makes his way back to the hospital, in an attempt to rescue Steph, a nurse whom he befriended while seeking help for the feverish Murphy shortly after the prison riot. But the brave medical staff, holed up on the tenth floor of the hospital, and running out of provisions, has decided to take matters in hand by exposing themselves to the virus, and shooting those who “turn.” Zed is determined not to face another loss, but time is running out. The Slow Burn Series Book 1 – Slow Burn: Zero Day Book 2 – Slow Burn: Infected Book 3 & 4 - Box Set Slow Burn: Destroyer & Dead Fire Book 3 – Slow Burn: Destroyer Book 4 - Slow Burn: Dead Fire Book 5 - Slow Burn: Torrent ...

Title : Zero Day / Infected / Destroyer
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 23162703
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 607 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Zero Day / Infected / Destroyer Reviews

  • Kristie hunter
    2019-03-04 06:18

    Awesomeness in the apocalypseLove this series. I just finished the first three and have already purchased the next six. I feel rich in a new series to read. The characters and story are some what different from the traditional zombie series in that these are different levels of infected, which means bitten doesn't necessarily mean dead. I like that. Off to read number four

  • Donna
    2019-03-09 07:27

    This is for Book 2. This story just plows along taking you with it. Zed and Murphy are a real team now, they have a rapport that makes me smile. Turns out both are very smart guys and seem to be made for this apocalypse. Zed keeps in touch with a couple women he met during the fall, Amber and Steph, texting them when he has a charge on his phone. Zed is teased by Murphy for being a helper, wanting to rescue even one person. He has a pet name for Zed.They have heard of a house that was built by a prepper that should be well stocked and protected. They get there and the bunker goes underground for three levels. But things are not as expected. This is an exciting, well written series. Some occasional editing mistakes but nothing to distract you from the story. You will love the Zed and Murphy, who would never have become buds but for the apocalypse.If you have not yet checked out this fast paced excited zombie series, you are missing out. I will be back to review Book 3. Book 3: Wow! This was not stop action, excitement and whites! If life had not been in my way I would have read this in one sitting. This is one of the if not THE best zombie story out there. And you know what? I don't think the word "zombie" is mentioned once in the book. There is a virus and some are immune, some are Slow Burns and some are "Whites". The rest of humanity is dead. Zed and Murphy, back together and I love them! So much happenes and I would love to tell you all about what happens in the hospital and afterwards but that is for your enjoyment to read. I have already begun Book 4.

  • Abbie
    2019-02-28 13:40

    Actual rating - 3.5

  • Hayley Vomund
    2019-03-22 13:22

    So Much LoveI've been hooked to these books. Completely invested in the story and the characters. My little heart is pounding right now, and I can't wait until i can finally get my hands on the next book! It's so refreshing to me when I find an author that isn't afraid to write the really real stuff. The kind of stuff so many authors shy away from because it's just too heavy to think about, let alone include in your story and shove into the minds of your readers. I enjoy that it isn't glossed over. I can't say enough just how much I love this series. A million times yes I recommend this series.

  • Elise
    2019-02-25 12:17

    4 stars for the first book, 3 stars for the second and 2 for the third. I liked the concept of the infected and to see it from the start. However it started to become repetitive and the main character became less and less likeable. And I hate the cliff hanger endings of each book. I might give the forth a try in hope it picks up.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-20 07:20

    Not bad for a self-published series. The author provides a unique spin on the zombie virus storyline, which is a good thing in a market that seems saturated with zombie fiction. I just wish he had spent more time editing, or at least had someone else look over it for mistakes before publishing. There were quite a few that jumped out at me.

  • Edward Goodson
    2019-03-08 07:14

    Good Z A readIf you like Z A books this is a good one. The story is internally consistent and well told. I don't like the profanity but it isn't to excessive. The books are worth reading and if you like epic length tales and\or Z A tales you should really enjoy it. Probably not a classic for the ages though.

  • Badseedgirl
    2019-03-06 11:33

    Lets face it, when it comes to zombie fiction, hit or miss is a generous description. So when I find a well written example I like to crow. This "Slow Burn" series came as a pleasant surprise. It was well written and kept me engrossed through all three books in the bundle. I liked the character development, and the story concept was a different take on the genre. The pacing was done extremely well over this three book arc.The third book ends in the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers. I really want to know what happens next, but will probably wait and see if I can pick up another bundle before reading the next books in the series.

  • Katherine
    2019-03-10 12:30

    Book 1: Zero Day In this universe a new Virus has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. As this Virus spreads, disturbing footage appears of groups of infected humans killing and eating those they attack. The world is slowly going mad... literally the infected are losing their minds as their body temperatures go through the roof; so does their brain cells and humanity! Zed Zane is one of the many who are oblivious at the beginning of the outbreak but they will soon find out how big this situation is. So Zed go's to his mom’s house and finds his stepdad, Dan, is eating his mothers corpse and then Dan attacks Zed and bits a chunk out of his arm. With the infection is burning in his blood, Zeds fever is dangerously high - so high that he passes out from both the fever and blood loss not long after the attack. He wake up two days later when the fever breaks and calls the police to help him and now he's been arrested for murder but luckily for him; the world is falling apart at the moment, and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life. In the jail he met Earl and his cousin Murphy who he befriends and sadly not long after they breakout of jail Earl dies which is sad because I started to like him. :( And now Murphy is infected, so he and Zed have been taken to the quarantine ward with all the other infected people. The time they spend in the quarantine ward they meet Jerome Barnett who lies saying he worked for the CDC, (The Center for Disease Control), and he's an asshole who is too much of a coward to keep himself safe and throws all the work on Zed! I didn't realize that Zed's eyes have became permanently dilated since becoming infected as well as he's skin has become extremely pale than before - he must look sickly pale at this point. The people immune to the virus are called slow burners because they don't turn into crazed cannibals by the virus... and theirs a possibility that they can turn full zombie like the rest if their temperatures rise too high and fry their brains - lovely. Its a non-win situation if that happens, damn! And Murphy's a slow burn too, Yay!!!! Murphy rules!! I can see the ex-army Murphy and Zed becoming best friends further down the road. Murphy is always at Zed's defence and is willing to throw down anyone who gets in his or Zed's way - Best friends for ever man! They are both so loyal to each other and they haven't even known each other that long. Mark's a prick and Wilkins is kinda cool but his 'people' undermined his decision's and he folds to their wants. And Felicity you wank-nut, Zed saved your life and your friend's, and you sell him out in the end because 'you don't feel safe with him around', well lets see anyone else try to save your life if that's the thanks your hero gets! Kicking Murphy, Zed and Jerome out of their own safe zone because they feel more superior than them because they are not completely human any more is a bullshit excuse to be heartless monsters! Book 2: Infected Zed, Murphy, and Jerome embark on a search for Murphy’s family while following a rumor of safe haven in a bunker. Jerome's now dead, its sad and all but he wasn't that nice or a team player. So the people at the hospital with Steph are going to drastic lengths to keep the immune alive by infecting everyone and who survives goes upstairs with all the survival supplies and wait it out for either help to save them or to be capable of saving themselves. Murphy broke my heart with his reaction to his mothers death. Major Wilkins came down with the fever and turned. In the bunker Zed found a woman named Mandi and she's immune to the virus. Murphy why did you tell her about Zed's superhero name you gave him - you just want it to be a thing!! His superhero name has been upgraded to The Valiant Null Spot. Its still a weird name Murphy!! Later they found a house with its owner, Russell, still living there and now he's a part of the crew! Yay! And his got attached to Zed for some reason and I find it adorable and cute! And Murphy thinks of Zed as his brother and doesn't want him to leave to 'go save someone else because they don't deserve his loyalty, but their group does and they'll miss him' -awe. And Amber’s dead :( - and now Russell sobbing from her death with a bit of a broken Zed next to him. Why can't my baby's be happy?!Book 3: Destroyer Zed said his goodbyes to Amber and is now pressing forwards to get back to his other friends; Mandi, Murphy and Russell. Zed unleashes his fury on untold numbers of infected in his path as he makes his way back to the hospital, in an attempt to rescue Steph, a nurse whom he befriended while seeking help for Murphy. The medical staff and soldiers holed up on the tenth floor of the hospital who are running out of provisions and Zed is determined not to face another loss, so he goes to save them before going back to his friends. I like it that Zed is now calling himself 'Null Spot the Destroyer' while he's in his grief and angry sate. And now there are smart zombies that are criminally insane - great! And poor Russell, I'm glad that after all Zed went through at the hospital and how much life was lost, that he went back for Russel and the other two. He needs them, they are the only family he has ever had. Zed needs them to ground him and to help keep his humanity intact.

  • Mac Whiting
    2019-03-24 13:36

    Action-packedWith all the zombie movies, television series, books, and graphic novels available, who would have thought an author could come up with something new about zombies? Bobby Adair did. With a less-than-likeable protagonist who just won't give up and a cast of great, if sometimes predictable, supporting characters, this book entertains thoroughly. And isn't that all we want ftom our zombies?

  • Debra McLean
    2019-03-24 14:31

    Very good readingHard to stop reading. Really good adventure stories. Would have been 5 star except by the 3rd book, so many had sided that I was feeling hopeless and frustrated that the characters couldn't possibly survive. I've had enough reading of these and there are so many more books. Ready to start on another book entitely

  • Deborah
    2019-02-25 10:40

    Hard to stop reading The first book I thought ok this is a bit short for a whole book but good length for part 1 & kept reading. By the end of part 2 I was hooked & couldn't stop reading. Now part 3 has ended on a cliffhanger & I can't wait to buy book 4. Well written & a few little twists on the usual post apocalypse zombie stories

  • Katherine
    2019-03-12 07:35

    Typical Zombie ApocalypseAlthough the series are well written, it reads like a typical zombie book. There are no new themes, ideas, or even characters that differentiate it from any other zombie-themed book. II didn't have a hard time sticking with it, but I was disappointed that each section ends as a cliffhanger - a prospect that I find her annoying.

  • william farnum
    2019-02-21 07:15

    ActionLots of action, blood and Gore. Good mix of personalities hard to put it down looking forward to the next six books.

  • Delvin Ali
    2019-03-10 12:43

    Walking deadishMore like episodes rather than books. Good read nonetheless. Interesting take on zombie apocalypse. Might continue with series if on sale.

  • Ron Clark
    2019-03-12 14:41

    TruelyBooks 1-3, developed characters and well balanced action with other characters as well as the environment. Adair allows his characters to rise to the need of the occasion.

  • danny chaddock
    2019-03-19 08:24

    Oh what a great story.Oh my what a great story that is really packed with action and filled with well written characters and tons of death, my o my ,great books.

  • chyna
    2019-03-03 09:14

    Intense!Was so good kept me hooked the whole time. I like how they make real decisions and go through shit that most zombie books wouldn't think to put in there.

  • Tiffany Tinkham-Graves
    2019-03-11 14:20

    A great series!I got this three book set for free. I couldn't put it down. I read it in 48 hours!Full of action from the very beginning. A great zombie apocalypse read.

  • Autumn
    2019-03-22 07:29

    Book 1: So this review will also be in the box set of books 1-3. I will be reviewing each of those books individually.So as anyone knows I really enjoy zombie books and this one was no different. In Zero Day we are quickly introduced to the character Zed. The book starts off pretty fast and keeps up with the fast pace through out the whole book. We get our first encounter with a zombie within a few chapters. We aren't sure how at first the virus came to be but we hear from others that Zed encounters and what they learned from the internet. It seems some people are immune but what does that exactly mean? Zed while visiting his mother walks into a horrific scene and ends up getting bit by his step-father. When Zed ends up killing him days later the police tell him how he did it and Zed finds himself in a different world than what he started out in on a regular Sunday.With the help of Murphy a guy he meets in jail they are on their own until Murphy gets bit as well and Zed tries to not only survive for himself but help Murphy as he doesn't want to leave him behind.It is a race against trying to not get eaten, get killed from those that are uninfected to learning how to survive, escaping and it doesn't help when he puts himself in situations to save others and it puts him in even more danger.Now Zed is a good character but for a degree in philosophy he at times didn't seem to bright, though why he wants to be a hero and save other survivors when he doesn't even know how to farm is beyond me.At times things were repetitive such as him bringing up farming, and more farming. Yes we get you like farming and you want to farm because it is the end of the world but we don't have to be told a lot of times. So this is why it is a four.If you are wanting something fast paced, full of zombies, not a whole lot of gore (to me anyways), then get this book. Where it ends will have you wanting to get book two if you haven't already.Book 2: So in book two we leave off right where book one ended. We have Murphy, Jerome and Zed going off on their own after the people they helped kicked them out. How crappy right? These three head off to get to Murphy's house to see if his mom and sister are okay. Now I really liked this one a whole lot better than the first one and I believe it to be because of Murphy. No matter what was going on around him he was just happy and the way he and Zed would pick on each other made it a bit more enjoyable to read. I found myself on more than one occasion laughing or giggling at the way Murphy would rile Zed up. Now Zed really does have a hero complex in this one and Murphy calls him out on it and it is true. You can tell Zed wants to do the right thing but sometimes I don't think he thinks the whole thing fully through like he should. We do deal with more zombies, more escapes and more surviving in this one. We see Zed grow up a bit more in this book and I guess because the way he sees the world now. You have to be harsh but still be kind in a way to those that are trying to deal with it all. My favorite character is Murphy and I hope we see more of him as we go into book three. I think the humor that it is written within the pages that have him in it is good. I do believe the author could have used less of the word p***y. It really wasn't a big deal but after a while it just become ridiculously, also what is up with the constant used of The Ogre and the Harpy? I understand that it meant his mom and stepdad but it was just thrown out there at times that I didn't really see the point.Book three: So now we are into book three. If you haven't read the other two I highly suggest you read them so you know what is going on. We are slowly seeing that the zombies or "whities" as they are becoming known as are acting very weird. They are starting to run around in a line but not quite following anyone. Zed has left Murphy and the girl they rescued back in the bunker so he could find out what happened to Step the nurse that told him to call when it was safe. It seems that others in the hospital along with Steph are trying to survive and they have gone so far as to infect themselves to see who will change and who will not. Zed on his hero complex rushes to save her and ends up saving others. Though Zed learns through one of the survivors there that there are now zombies called "Smart Ones" some how they are figuring things out and are not as "dumb" as the others are. Are the zombies becoming something even more than just brain dead eaters? Should Zed and his friends be even more worried?As they travel to hopefully a safe place they have to ask themselves is any place truly safe? Or will they always be on the run? I really did enjoy how the zombies are changing it is a different change for me instead of the normal type of zombies you read about. Zed is starting to be a more responsible in his actions even though the stunt as the hospital was crazy you can see he is evolving better as a character. Now the ending has me for sure what is going to happen now especially since it involves my favorite character out of this whole series it is a cliffhanger.

  • Janice Turney
    2019-03-21 11:30

    SpectacularThese books are packed full of zombie action and suspense, tied to real human emotions. Awesome edge of seat adventure!

  • Katie Harder-schauer
    2019-03-12 10:34

    Part 1: I did not actually read this book, I have the audiobook version, so I listened to it while out walking, which is not necessarily a good idea for me, considering the proximity of my walking trails to an international airport (because everyone knows that cities with international airports are going to be the first to go in the event of a zombie apocalypse.) Coming in for a landing. Photo taken with an iPhone 5, no zoom.I'm going to start with my review of the narration for once, because it had a bigger than expected impact on my view of the book. The narrator's reading felt overly dramatic to me from the beginning, which considerably lessened the dramatic impact when it was warranted. I also found the narrators opposite gendered voices quite annoying and even almost mocking (although I do imagine that it's difficult for the average man to pull off a quality female voice that doesn't sound somewhat mocking. I imagine I will have this complaint about most audiobooks I listen to.) Now onto the story. At times I found it difficult to pay attention because I was busy groaning inwardly at the overdramatic flair of the narration, so I'm pretty sure I probably missed some things. In spite of that, this was a pretty exciting start to a zombie apocalypse. While science isn't exactly my strong suit, the scientific explanations seem pretty reasonable and solid. The story was fairly action packed, as a good zombie apocalypse story should be. Also, there were some characters that really pissed me off, but they were supposed to. Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it's an entertaining story, but the narration leaves a little to be desired in my opinion.Part 2: I listened to the audiobook version of this book, like I listened to the audio of book 1. The narrator didn't seem to be nearly as over-dramatic as I found him in the first book, but I still detest his female voices, and probably always will. Again, I imagine it's pretty hard to do a good opposite gender voice, so I don't hold it against him much, but it needed to be said. So the story continues and some shit goes down, some really messed up shit that makes the main characters really realize their new reality. People die, which is absolutely to be expected in a zombie apocalypse and it sort of redeems some of the choices made for the story up to this point, in my opinion. At this point I would definitely say that you need to read this series in order, or you will not understand the connections between the characters and that could lead to some serious confusion for you. At this point in the series, I don't find myself super invested in this story, but I'm invested enough that I do kind of want to know how everything turns out. I just wouldn't be devastated if for some strange reason I had to stop reading (listening) right now and could never return to the books again. Overall I give Infected 4 out of 5 stars because it's keeping me interested enough to keep listening, but it doesn't have me absolutely dying to ignore my adult responsibilities.Part 3: I listened to the audiobook version of this and still detest the narrators female voices. They haven't gotten any better (although they are consistent for each female, I do have to give him that) and there are more of them. And in case you haven't read my previous reviews, I don't hold the awful opposite gender voices against him much because they have to be hard to pull off well.Things are starting to settle down, at least to the new normal. There is still great danger, but the characters are learning how to avoid it, cope with it, or take care of it as needed. I like how the story is still unpredictable and that it still makes sense that it would be. We're still learning about the behavior of the zombies, but we get explanations about why they may be displaying these characteristics from the characters.I'm a little surprised that at no point has Zed said something along the lines of "I need a drink," though. He started out the apocalypse as a man who drank frequently, and the events up to this point would surely leave most people wanting a drink. Maybe there's really a good reason it hasn't happened, but it strikes me as odd. Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it's still got me intrigued and I do kind of need to read the next part to find out what happened to that one characterEach book reviewed individually on Just Another Girl and Her Books bloghttp://www.justanothergirlandherbooks...

  • The Wrights
    2019-03-08 09:25

    Can't say enough about this series.Best zombie series around. This is my second time through these books and, like the first time I read them, I can't put them down.

  • Jessie Mckissick
    2019-03-13 09:23

    The best series I have read I!This 3 book special of Slow Burn was the best Apocalyptic books that I have ever read. The characters are SO real. I can't wait to read Book 4.

  • Schweighsr
    2019-02-21 06:41

    It's the End of the World! A epidemic has spread over the country that re-animates the dead - and, you've heard this tale before, right? This series is interesting because the protagonist is one of the infected - but he's a 'slow burn' - that is, the infection hasn't completely destroyed his intellect, at least so far. It's an interesting angle on a genre that has been done to death, and it is also fairly well written.I purchased the first three volumes of this series as a bundle and will leave the same review for each book.

  • Debbie Henderson
    2019-03-10 08:14

    Slow burn reviewCompleted book 1 This is a new take on zombies with some becoming infected but not canibalistic (slow burn). The theory here is that you become infected but the end result depends on your core temperature anything below 100 degrees leaves you a functioning infected. Above that you're a flesh eating zombie. Zed manages well to adapt to his new found state and even manages through trial and error to save some non infected people while trying to deal with his new found world. However, these humans are afraid of him and his infected friends effectively taking what they can and forcing him out. I'm thinking they won't do so well on their own but Zed's journey continues in book 2 as he Murphy and Jerome head off in search of Murphy's family.Definitely keen to read book 2 and see how this continues. Book 2. Filled with action, twists and turns. I was even more hooked on the characters. Murphey Jerome and zed head off to look for murpheys family and quickly realise the world is more dangerous than they think. During the search the team brings in 2 more permanent members. The dynamic between the team members is explored before zed goes off on his own to find out what happened to amber. Zed takes a lot of chances, some luckier than others and I really liked the exploration of the new world order and the realisations that come with it as the infected traits are uncovered. Book 3 here we come! Book 3 This book explores more of Zeus rage and also the break down of the hospital where Zed is desperate to find out what has happened to Steph the nurse who helped him in book 1. The story expands as he meets a much bigger team and helps them escape the confines of the hospital where the infected are beginning to overrun. As they make their escape zed meets back up with Murphy, Mandi and Russel and head for the country where it expected that things will be safer, are they? I was intrigued by the herd mentality of the infected and the way in which the author keeps you guessing instead of the usual zombie =eat brains which tends to be the norm. This really is the breakdown of the old and the building of the new where survival is not as simple as just hiding and waiting out the inevitable demise of a weaker being. The infected shows signs of survival and growth meaning that escape and survival may not be so easy. Now I'm hooked and have to see what book 4 brings!

  • Jamey Goodyear
    2019-03-15 06:37

    Slow Burn Zombie Apocalypse Series by Bobby Adair is a box set of three stories following a young man named Zed Zane (yes, really). There’s a flu going around. Either you are immune, although very few are, or you recover from it, or it kills your advanced brain functions. Zed Zane gets the flu and recovers. However, one doesn’t totally recover from this flu. Through these first three volumes, Zed goes from being an underachieving lazy college graduate to become the quasi leader of a small band of survivors. He has a few issues to work through, like his sudden onset anger and his need to put himself in the line of fire to rescue others. Zed is a slow burn, which means he has been affected by the flu in ways that have changed his body. One of the changes is that his normal temperature is now higher than what is normal for a non-infected person. I like this series. It is interesting and a little bit of a different take on the whole zombie apocalypse story. We see typical social prejudices surfacing between those not infected and the slow burns as well as those who can put the differences aside and work together to stay alive. Those that are affected to the point that they do turn into the zombies start showing new behaviors, besides just tearing into people to eat them. As usual, our military is no help and are easily overrun. If you like zombie stories, I recommend you check out this series. It’s especially accessible because right now, the e-book of the box set is FREE! Can’t do any better than that for trying out a new series.

  • Ralph Wark
    2019-03-03 13:27

    Character drivenZombie apocalypse books either seem to be centered on how the zombies work (fast, slow, smart, sadistic) or characters. This book is definitively character driven, main characters Zed (ironic, read a book or two that uses this as a nickname for the zombies), and Murphy are in all three books, and others are prominent- Stephen the nurse, Dahlover the security guy, Evans the doc, Amy college girl, and Mark, ROTC. Not everyone survives, and there are some agonizing parting, haven't read a feel good zombie epic yet. So the character are well formed, believable, and relatable, and there's the twist that separates it from the four million other zombie pluses out there. What if there were degrees of zombiehood? Not as I mentioned before, but what if you could be only partly turned, a slow burn, what is that like? Good term, much better than it's term for the infected, "the whites". Not my favorite. But the books go by fast,,go down easy, and make you want more. On to book four......

  • Amy Gregory
    2019-03-09 08:36

    Something different in the zombie genre, and it works!!This series has a different take on the post apocalyptic zombie genre. Book one starts out with the initial spread of the virus, and it spreads pretty fast. We meet Zed, the main character and narrator for the story. You don't expect a main character to get infected, but he does. This is where the story differed from others with the introduction of slow burners. I don't want to spoil too much of the story line by going into heavy details. The infected or "zombies" leave a lot of unknowns and questions to be answered by their actions. We are constantly learning new behaviors from them so its not just cut and dry. The first 3 books in this series are AWESOME. I seriously could not stop reading. Zed always getting into danger trying to be the hero, the constant struggle for survival for slow burners, non infected and even some immunes. Each turn of the page leaves you wanting more. Ready to start book 4.

  • Brian
    2019-03-20 12:23

    An incredible read, lots of action with plenty of zombies that greatly out number the survivors. The characters are well developed, the story has a realistic plot and is set in the great state of Texas. There is plenty of gallows humour as well as pathos as not all characters survive, but the feelings of loss, grief, victory and having survived yet another battle are quite realistic. Not just " "another" Zombie story but one which is memorable both in its action but in its emotional cost to the main characters.You will be enthralled with the thrills, the chills, and the realism of the action. The author has gone well and beyond any expectation to get the region as it really is with its geography, towns and cities. Places you in a realistic dimension should you have travelled or lived in Texas.I wholeheartedly recommend this series of books 1 thru 9. You won't be disappointed.