Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dying – but the worst is only beginning.
Amid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life – with an insatiable hunger for human flesh…
Within hours, the plague has spread all over Texas. San Antonio police officer Eddie Hudson finds his city overrun by a voracious army of the living dead.
Along with a small group of survivors, Eddie must fight off the savage horde in a race to save his family…There’s no place to run. No place to hide. The Zombie horde is growing as the virus runs rampant. Eddie knows he has to find a way to destroy these walking horrors…but he doesn’t know the price he will have to pay.
Eddie Hudson is a cop that finds himself in the middle of a zombie epidemic. The poor guy spends the first quarter of the book in denial of what’s happening. All he wants to do is get home to his wife and child.
I liked the action and the gore. The zombies were exactly how you expected them to be. Mr. McKinney did a great job with the details.
For some reason, Eddie fell kind of flat for me. This is not to say that this isn’t a good book because it is, it’s just that Eddie didn’t do anything for me character-wise.
**a little spoiler**
It didn’t help matters that Marcus, who breathed some life into parts of the book, was killed. He balanced Eddie’s dourness and should have made it to the end. Boo on you, Mr. McKinney. Oh and there were some heart-wrenching moments (Carlos), some quiet reflection (Tiresias) and a second chance to do things better.
Its definitely a page-turner. I believe there are two other books in this series so far which I’ll definitely check out. My minor complaints aside, this was pretty good debut novel.
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