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LZR-1143: Infection (Book One of the LZR-1143 Series) [Kindle Edition]

Bryan James
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Book Description

Mike McKnight was an action movie star, condemned to a lifetime of incarceration in a psychiatric prison for the murder of someone he loves.

At least until the zombies showed up.

From his cell in the asylum, he is suddenly thrust into a nightmare of unbelievable proportions when the dead rise, and rapidly become a horrific plague on the world of the living.

From Long Island to the burbs to the country, Mike fights to stay alive, to recover his memories, and to retrieve a cure for the most threatening disease the world has ever known.

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Critical Reviews

"Never dull for a moment ... I can't wait for the sequel!"

"The main character, a criminally insane action movie star, was very funny and his leading lady was also a riot. I would recommend LZR-1143: Infection and I would also buy the sequel."

"Mr. James has written one of the better novels in this genre to come my way in a long time."

"Descriptive, and nothing for the faint-hearted ... You can't help but be anxious, relieved, or sympathizing with the characters ... This is how a true horror story should be." --Zombie Bookshelf

Reader Reviews

"A tight, well-woven story"

"This book is amazing! Well written, fully captivating, believable and impossible to put down."

"Be prepared to get hooked!"

"By far the best franchise zombie series."

"LZR-1143: Infection pushed all my buttons. It was well-written and the hero was fantastically original. From the minute I fired up my kindle, your story was a suspenseful, creepy, action packed, plenty humorous, and very fun ride. Well done!"

"A must-read for the zombie fan."

"One of the best zombie books I've read."

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From the Author

I hope you love reading my work as much as I enjoy writing it. It's been a pleasant surprise to experience the recent upturn in the popularity of zombie fiction--a genre that somehow gets overlooked, or even denigrated, at times. In the vast overabundance of literature involving creatures of the night--vampires, I'm looking at you here--I think there's a marker to be laid down in favor of this breed of fiction.

I think the post-apocalyptic genre, and the zombie sub-genre specifically, is indicative of a secret yearning. In a society full of people and technology and reality shows and tweets and blogs and constant information overload and ever-present presence everywhere, I think there is a buried longing for silence. For peace and quiet. For some piece of loneliness that can never truly be achieved in a society now so intertwined and interconnected.

There's something important in that longing, and if you're reading this, you understand it too. Happy reading, friends.

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  • Language: English
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5-Star Zombie Story, 1-Star Ending October 26, 2010
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First I want to say that I highly recommend this book to zombie fans. It's a fast-paced, well-written page-turner. While it doesn't really break any new ground, it's a solid contribution to the genre that zed fans will appreciate. The main characters -- especially the lead -- actually have memorable personalities, and the setting at the beginning of the book is an interesting way to kick off the story. Bravo on both counts.

The concept is solid, the fight scenes are very descriptive without being overdone, and the author kept overt and gratuitous references to specific weapons noticeably absent which was appreciated by this reviewer.

The only drawback, besides a few minor grammar errors, was an ending that can only be described as cliche beyond belief. I was stunned that such an abrupt and poor excuse for a conclusion had been attached to an otherwise noteworthy novel. I didn't see it coming, but surprises like this you can keep. I don't want to put forth any spoilers, but suffice it to say the entire story gets flipped on its head on the last page or two. It was a letdown.

With that said, I still have to admit that the ride was worth it and I'm glad I read it. This is my first novel by this author, and I'm happy I found this book with the hope that others by him will be just as good... and with better endings.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just Didn't Grab Me June 11, 2012
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I read a lot of zombie fiction, and there is a lot of bad stuff out there. Granted, this is far better than a lot of what I have read, but for some reason, I just couldn't connect with the main character. He seemed too unreal, with his whole movie star background. And having us constantly wait to find out what his famous line in his movie was is ridiculous. I haven't finished the book yet, have about thirty pages left, so I can't be sure the author ever does tell us what the dumb line is, but I imagine it'll be worked into the ending somehow.

All in all, I found this book to be too hard to believe. Yes, zombies are unreal in their own right, but this book just seemed to make it too easy for the main character. Stuck on a roof? Presto, helicopter will save you. Feeling bad about abandoning the ship? Don't feel bad, it ends up filled with zombies anyway so you made the right choice. Zombie plague is wiping out the country and who can save it? Our main man, who happens to have the inside scoop because of his wife, the scientist. Seriously, how many action movie heroes are married to genius scientists? It's just so far fetched. Oh, and one of your people gets bit on the arm? Let's chop it off with an ax, and less than an hour later the girl with the amputated arm is up and ready to rejoin the fight. It seems like Stumpy, I mean Sam, would be feeling too tired from all the blood loss to get up and join the team on a mile long walking expedition, but nope, she's fine.

Finally, the editing errors in this book grated on me. There weren't a lot, but the ones that were present were annoying as heck. Let me just say that I will feel no remorse as I "wave" good-bye to this book but I warn you, you might want to "waive" your right to read it.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book September 27, 2010
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I thought this was a fantastic book that kept me engaged and turning the page. I had a hard time putting it down because I just could not wait to find out what would happen next. It was very well written and just a great mystery/action book -- even if you aren't into zombie novels, you will like this one!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Creative perspective, but laced with cliche July 9, 2012
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Having the main character wake up in an insane asylum certainly offers a differnt perspective, especially when he constantly questions whether the zombies are real or in his mind. However, that creativity becomes overshadowed by the cliches found in many other zombie novels: the amazing roof rescue, the government conspiracy, and - above all - the crazy Christian. Maybe the fact that so many zombie novelists can't be bothered to edit out the grammatical errors - another zombie cliche - is what made a decent Christian scientist go crazy in the first place! I will read the next book because the main character is so much fun, but I hope he adds some details we haven't already seen too many times.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected May 23, 2011
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I've been on a zombie apocalypse kick for awhile so thought I'd give this one a chance. I'm glad I did. Genuine moments of creepiness and tension, with plenty of gore to go around. I subtracted one star for the ambiguous ending [it was actually quite frustrating]. I also subtracted one star for all the distracting typos, of which there were lots. I hope the author starts proofreading better, and learns the difference between its and it's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not even mediocre January 17, 2014
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Was not impressed. The editing was shoddy and the 'twist' of this novel was something you could see before you left the first chapter. The ending was hasty and obviously done to hook the reader into buying the next novel. I will not be purchasing anymore of this series and will most likely pass on any other novels by Bryan James.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Reads like a made for tv movie December 29, 2011
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I really liked the beginning of this. It started out strong, I was excited to keep reading. And then, it happened. When the author introduced the woman, it started reading like a Lifetime Original movie right down to the part where the bad guy takes the time to explain himself instead of just killing everyone.

I am disappointed in the reviewers who lead me astray with their five stars. Are you friends of the author?
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
These are awful books. They aren't particularly well written. The male lead says and does incredibly stupid things. The character has a terrible sense of humor. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Chessie612
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Zambie Book
This was a very good book. I was skeptical when I first got it that it may be like any other zombie novel, it wasn't. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cody
4.0 out of 5 stars This book has a good storyline. The characters were interesting
This book has a good storyline. The characters were interesting. It was a good read. I will definitely read the other books in this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great if run of the mill zombie book good writing good thought and skill when into the book. Really liked it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book
This is a good but weird book. It's about an invasion of zombies that is partially orchestrated by the government. it turns out to be a dream. I would recommend this book.
Published 3 months ago by Shannon Baas
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as World War Z
Other than a few too many repetitive monologues and some typos, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed this first book and am about to delve into the second of the series. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great first book.
Pretty damned good first novel.

This one starts with Mike McNight.

McNight is a world famous actor who's known all over the world. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Deus Ex Helicopter....
I found this book really fun. I think that is largely because I paid $0.00 for it, and I desperately needed a distraction at the time. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Once you get past the silliness, it's not bad.
I wasn't sure about reading this, given the silliness of the premise, but it ended up being enjoyable. Read more
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Bryan lives happily with his beautiful wife, his amazing son, his ornery Dachshund and his go-lucky Vizsla--the latter having served as continuing inspiration for his canine character in the LZR-1143 series.

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