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Length: 242 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 584 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Wolf Publishing (August 3, 2010)
  • Publication Date: August 3, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Y8XNMM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,623 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Remy was born in Wigan in 1974, and grew up in The English Lake District.

He is currently an Australian Police Prosecutor and lives near Adelaide.

He was formerly a police officer in the North of England.

In 2010 his best selling zombie novel, Dead Beat was published.

In 2013 the vampire horror-mystery Stixx has been unleashed.

Check out his website: www.remyporter.com

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lyle L. Perez on June 26, 2010
Format: Paperback
I received a message from Iain McKinnon asking if it is okay to pass along my contact information to an author looking for exposure. He also mentioned that the author, Remy Porter, was getting ready to release his first novel and wanted me to write a review for it. I agreed and a few days later I was contacted by Mr. Porter. We exchanged messages for a few days then I received an advanced copy of Dead Beat.

Johnny Silverman is a police officer in a small town. He patrols his route and the day seems to be just another day. Suddenly, a plague washes over the town turning anyone infected into a cannibalistic monster. Johnny finds himself in the middle of the carnage while responding to a disturbance at the Tomlinson's small supermarket. There, Johnny's nightmare begins. He creeps up towards the Tomlinson's shop and is met by Mrs. Tomlinson, the widow who has run the shop for the passed five years. Before Johnny could determine what has happened to her, she leaps toward him. If it wasn't for his baton, Johnny's tale would have ended there.

Knowing that there is a problem Johnny escapes with his life and heads for the police station. Once there he finds with another fellow survivor, Summer Harris. She has been sobbing and hiding, waiting for someone to help her. They team up in order to figure out what is happening to the world. Lester, the town drunk and troublemaker, had been recently arrested and is inside a holding cell. The two do not trust Lester but they share a common enemy, the living dead. After Lester fixes a CB radio the group receives a call from other survivors.

Johnny and Sarah leave Lester behind and attempt to reach the newly found survivors. The groups meet up but this group of people is not what they seem to be.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrick S. Dorazio VINE VOICE on February 8, 2011
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Johnny Silverman is a policeman in a small town in rural England when the dead begin to rise. The reader is provided with a minor hint as to why this has happened, but for the most part, the plague that has caused the dead to come back to life is a mystery as we watch a few select people turning into zombies before all hell breaks loose across the countryside. Johnny is checking things out in a store when a woman inside attacks him. He narrowly escapes with his life and manages to get back to the police station, where Summer, a support officer, and Lester, the town drunk, barricade themselves inside while things go to hell quickly outdoors. At the same time, Jack Nation, a farmer, and his son Griffin, are coming to grips with this new plague as well. But despite the horrors they face, them seem more than willing to take advantage of the situation and bring many of the survivors together to build a fence around the town to prevent more of the dead from entering the area as they clear out the the undead from the town and surrounding region.

As Johnny and his compatriots start to sort things out in town, Jack and his son begin to thrive in a thuggish new world they have created, which doesn't need the likes of people like Johnny and the laws he tries to enforce. Given that most of the people in town have fearfully thrown in with Jack, there is little that Johnny can do as the farmer becomes more and more willing to enforce his own laws and rules, ruthlessly if needed, to keep everyone following his orders.

Dead Beat is a fairly accurate title for this book, because Johnny has no beat anymore-the town is no longer his, and since Summer and him are the only remaining law enforcement personnel, they are seen as a threat to the new order.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Solis on August 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
I received an unedited reader copy from the publisher for review so I cannot comment on editorial issues. I will instead comment on the story and characters which were top notch. Like another great Zombie author, Joe McKinney, Porter works in Law Enforcement. His real-life experience is evident in his portrayal of the Policeman protagonist. I found his characterization of Johnny, the Officer, to be very believable. He was tough but not superhuman. He's just a man trying to keep some order during the flesh-eating apocalypse. The villain of the work is a bastard of the first order. Porter does a great job at giving us an antagonist, and his provincial prick of a son, that the reader will quickly hate. This book is paced well, has the gore that zombie fans will love, and includes some really creepy scenes. I highly recommend Dead Beat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clack on April 11, 2011
Format: Paperback
Brilliant take on the Zombie genre; set in a small village somewhere near YOU !

Very atmospheric, lead character is believable and well rounded, really good plot and characters actions exactly how you would imagine - we all have a dark side don't we ? and Mr Porter exploits them to the full .....so good to see a zombie novel that A) isn't centred somewhere in the US B) had overly macho characters with big guns and C) deals with the frailty of the human psyche.

10/10

You must buy this book, cover art is brilliant, if you are a novice zombie reader this is a great introduction to the genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Brown on August 29, 2011
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I enjoyed the book, it has an excellent British feel to it and was pretty interesting. It sort of falls apart towards the end and seems a little incredulous and confusing at that point but overall it was a good and exciting read for the zombie genre and I look forward to other works by this author.
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