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In Harm's Way: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse [Kindle Edition]

Shawn Chesser , Monique Lewis
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Book Description

Edited by Monique Happy Editorial Services
85,000 words. Approximately 340 pages

In Harm’s Way, Book 3 in the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series, picks up on Day 8 where “Soldier On: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” left off.

Outbreak - Day1

Like a fragile house of cards in a hurricane, Presidents, Premiers, entire governments and their ruling bodies disappeared instantly. Some had ensconced themselves in deep underground bunkers or remained holed up in fortified strongholds, but history would tell that most had been swallowed up by the dead - never to be heard from again.
Infection rates skyrocketed in the United States’ largest cities the first days of the outbreak, as the rapacious dead delivered the Omega virus with emotionless efficiency. During the ensuing days, the rest of the country and the world shared the same fate as Omega spread exponentially from within the mega population centers, pulsing into the countryside, a rotten, shambling diaspora.

It had taken 3.7 billion years for man to evolve from a universal common ancestor – to stop dragging his collective knuckles - finally to emerge the dominant species, complete with shiny new iPads, Smartphones, worldwide non-stop air travel, and all manner of high tech war machines. Yet it had taken one microscopic manmade virus only three days to deliver mankind, on its collective knees, to the doorstep of extinction.

Outbreak – Day 8

After running and gunning across much of the western U.S., Cade Grayson, former Delta Force operator, is finally reunited with his wife Brook and daughter Raven. Hours after arriving at the relative safety of Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, the new Capital of the United States, Cade is approached by the new President, Valerie Clay. Her request is simple: she appeals to the patriot in him to rejoin the Unit that he left for civilian life fifteen months prior and once more go into harm’s way, taking the fight to the enemy.
Meanwhile, Duncan Winters, Vietnam-era aviator, finds himself stranded in Springs along with BLM firefighter Daymon Bush. Both men arrived with Cade and were promised transport back to Eden, Utah. Duncan longs to be reunited in Eden with his brother Logan, a survivalist/ Doomsday prepper. Daymon, with no surviving family, knows only one thing for certain: he doesn’t want to remain trapped behind the wire inside of a huge government-run military base.
Mere days after Washington D.C. is overrun and the sitting President goes missing, Robert Christian, billionaire kingmaker who has been waiting in the wings for a world-changing event such as this, marshals his group of mercenaries led by ex-SEAL Ian Bishop. Their mission: to control what remains of the United States by any means necessary and ultimately reshape the country to fit their warped vision for a new world order.

Will Cade accept President Clay’s overture and embark on a new high priority mission alongside his friend and mentor, Delta Commander General Mike Desantos?

Will Brook Grayson continue to hone her newly found survival skills and successfully train her eleven-year-old daughter Raven to defend herself against the undead threat?

Will Captain Ronnie Gaines and his SF soldiers from Fort Kit Carson succeed in clearing downtown Springs of the zombie menace?

Will Duncan and Daymon survive their flight from Schriever Air Force Base and find the survivalist group in Eden?

Can the human race survive what appears to be its final extinction level event?

Praise for Trudge, book 1.
"Chesser doesn't fool around, his zombies appear early on in the story, and it's all up from there."

"Unlike other authors, even some of the big names, Chesser understands female characters as well as male. This is such an important thing in a book with strong characters that are of both sex."

Terra King, Horror and Paranormal eBooks Examiner

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Shawn Chesser, a practicing father, has been a zombie fanatic for decades. He likes his creatures shambling, trudging, and moaning. As for fast, agile, screaming specimens...not so much. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, two kids and three fish.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4654 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Publisher: Morbid Press (December 8, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008A16ZEG
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been good. October 19, 2012
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I was telling a friend how this zombie series was diffrent because the survivors were actually kind of smart and pulled together to overcome challenges. I am so frustrated with books that have the surviving humans being slaughtered by crazy evil groups of bikers, gangs, rogue military, bullies, and even our own government. It was refreshing to see the military portrayed as competent good guys to be trusted. By book three that is no longer true. The decision making choices by the military is laughably improbable by the end of the book. With 400,000 zombies all marching in line down an 8 lane highway, the only remaining option is a nuclear strike? Why not Napalm? Or a deep line of tanks to just run all those non evading slow targets over? Or the decision to rescue the only two experienced scientists surviving from a top notch CDC center, and with all the government facilities to pick from, with the fate of all humanity on the line, they set them up in a tent inside a hanger that is only guarded by two soldiers? Bet you can't guess that ends in disaster. The reader is expected to put common sense aside and accept the story line as a likely scenario. The bad guys are just silly. We are also expected to buy that americans are so soft bellied that we would not have the spine to put a swift bullet in the head of the bad guys that are raping, crucified or torturing the ones we love. The characters introduced in this third book are many and not worth getting to know since thay are only introduced to kill them off later, usually involved in some way with a child, toddler, girl scout or some other form of small zombie. This could have been a really good series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What Happened? September 22, 2013
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Trudge was good. Soldier On, not as good but I was still interested in the characters. In Harm's Way is weak and I don't think I'll bother with the rest of the series. The characters have become cartoon figures instead of interesting individuals working together. When people start acting stupidly or crazy, there should be reasons that are made clear in the dialogue if not in their thoughts.
The villains occasionally get a chapter to show what evil masterminds they are, but honestly they just look vain, pathetic and stupid. There is no real explanation for Christian deteriorating from wunderkind to sadistic psycho. All the villains are 2 dimensional wealthy people or their servants. Apparently, the super rich and brainy captains of industry can't figure out that killing everyone who doesn't agree with them will leave no one to work with or for them. Zero time is spent on fleshing them out.
The same thing is happening with our good guys. Bad decisions, deteriorating relationships and stupidity also plagues our heroes. Lack of sleep and bad food do take their toll, but this is glossed over. The women and men are becoming cardboard cut outs of who they were. I wish more time had been spent on who these people are becoming and how they are surviving, rather than reading step by step diagrams of complicated military missions and the equipment they use.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reads As a Piece From "Guns & Ammo" April 24, 2013
By Xamayka
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The entire series of "Surviving ..." reads as if it was written as a serial piece for "Guns & Ammo". I don't know if the author had a minimum of words for each book, or if he's into weapons. Every time anyone uses a weapon, it's described in detail ... "he readied his semi-automatic SR-25 with a 20" barrel, and a magazine of twenty 7.62 x 51mm caliber rounds." OK, that's nice to know, but not repeated every single time. The same with military acronyms and their explanation; not used once, but every time it' s mentioned. It's maddening.
The plot is interesting, but slow and drawn out. One point of light is that the women portrayed are strong and capable.
If the next books in the series were free, I'd not read them. I'd give the series 2.5 stars if I could.
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18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This was awful July 16, 2012
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Where to start...
The author does a decent job creating tension between characters. The action is good with reasonable tactical situations that have realistic solutions (no "God" shots or "One in a million" chance situations that just happen to work for the hero) handled well.
The problems are the usual with these books. The superhuman heros make mistakes that only further the story. e.g. Hyper vigilant commanders leave the future of humanity without a single guard posted. Uber efficient super spooks, who have taken the zombie apocalypse in stride, and just 30 pages earlier had coldly stated "Better them than me" suddenly freeze up and allow themselves to get bitten, right after they stated they were retiring after this "one last" mission (Retiring? During a zombie apocalypse? Really?).
The villains are almost comic book evil in their antics. The "hillbillies" are all ponytails having, wife beater wearing and missing teeth stereotypes who are rapist....and not just rapist, but also willing to be zombie rapists. The powerful megalomaniacs seem to be megalomaniacs just to make them evil rather than having a reason for their cruelty.
I could go on, but it's just not worth it.

Rate it a "Meh"
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies Beware June 10, 2012
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Shawn Chesser delivers. This continues Cade's adventures. I have read Trudge and Soldier On, and have been waiting for In Harms Way. If you love Zombies and Great military style action, read these novels.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Hang On To Your Tinfoil Hats!
Because this third book races at breakneck speed right into conspiracy theory territory, taking the series from bad to worse. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Tigerflower
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
I could not put this book down, I loved every part of this book. I recommend this book to any zombie fans.
Published 18 days ago by Andrew Price
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure awesomeness!
Love these books. Each book keeps getting more interesting. I'm sad that there are only seven and the story will end at some point. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended highly
Great,great series. Highly recommended if you like zombies
Published 24 days ago by Frank J. O'hearn
3.0 out of 5 stars Still got it
Another good book in a great series! The only reason that I gave it 3 stars is the ending or lack of one. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Chuck
5.0 out of 5 stars I truly enjoyed this series
I truly enjoyed this series. From the first book to the latest. I recommend this series based on how the writers description and ability to keep the reader enthralled.
Published 1 month ago by ARowe
5.0 out of 5 stars The walking dead, friends, enemies and one kick ass read
Another good one from Chesser.

Cade reunites with wife Brook and daughter Raven. He's one happy and relieved camper. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Claudette
4.0 out of 5 stars apocalypse zombie thriller
Not as good as the first two but still a good read! I am hooked on these apocalypse zombie books.
Published 1 month ago by Kathy Curtis
5.0 out of 5 stars Really like the series...
I have really enjoyed following Cade and his friends on his journey throughout the zombiefied US. I purchased all the books at one time so I could continue reading without having... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Erin Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars another great read!
Keeps getting better and better with every Installment. Trust no one and keep your family close, will make you want to grab a backhoe and buy some property somewhere isolated.
Published 2 months ago by Edistoguy
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Shawn Chesser resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two children. He studied writing at Harvard on the hill(PCC Sylvania) many years ago. Shawn is a big fan of the apocalyptic horror genre. Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy and George Romero are strong influences. When not writing, Shawn spends the rest of his time doting on his two children and doing whatever his wife says. :)

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