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The Dead War Book One: Survive The Night (The Dead War Zombie Series 1) [Kindle Edition]

George L. Cook III
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Special Edition, Book 2: ABOMINATION is also included for free! 

In the year 2053 the dead will rise. So will a new hero. Our technology and intelligence failed us when the dead walked. Now one man, Sgt. Richards is our last hope!

One a lone soldier must survive the night and fight his way through a city filled with the walking dead. He must do so to deliver a message to Army HQ that could save mankind and he just may be our only hope to win The Dead War.

George L. Cook III

Editorial Reviews


Check out the prequel to The Dead War Zombie Series Book One, The Dead War Zombie Series: ROGUE!

"It ends with a twist that breathes new life into the genre"  A.D. Phillips

My suggestion is... you probably don't want to read this one on an full stomach. Go ahead! Jump on over to AMAZON to get a copy of George's zombie tale now!  Michael Clutton Tasty Terror

George Cook's Dead War Series is a fun time (IF you think fun is apocalypse of slow-style zombies! We do!). The Madore Brothers!/Necropology

From the Author

Thank you for reading or buying  The Dead War Series Book One. I hope that you enjoy it enough to check out both The Dead War Series Book Two: Abomination and The Dead War Series Book Three: WAR. Both of which are available now. Again thanks a lot for your purchase of The Dead War Series Book One.
George L. Cook III

Product Details

  • File Size: 2473 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: George L. Cook III (January 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #620,769 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead War February 19, 2012
By Roddy
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It could do with a bit more editing and spell checking but all in all it's a pretty good story. I would like to see more in this series in the future. The spelling mistakes are minor and not all that distracting. Having someone else read it first and point them out can easily prevent it in future editions.

Set in the future, the main story is about a scout who has to deliver a message to another military camp and has to make his way across a zombie infested city to do it. He not only meets up with the undead cannibals but the living type as well. I don't want to give too much away as the story is fairly short.

Even an old hillbilly like me enjoys a good zombie story when it's done well and this author did a pretty good job of it. I've already bookmarked his main page so I can keep track of more additions to this story.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead war. May 3, 2014
By Lisa
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First off, while it's still fresh in my mind, I'd like to say that the second story, "Zombie Killer?" Was hysterical. The picture of Rick was so clear and perfect! I can't wait to read more of Richard's and Jackson's story. I did not want to like this series. The last thing I need is another zombie series to keep track of. Well Mr. Cook, you caught me. Hook, line and sinker! I'll be reading every story I can find and I don't mind saying that I'm actually looking forward to enjoying them all. Yep, I would recommend these stories and author.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead War has arrived! September 14, 2012
By Andrea
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Great zombie story!! This novel is very realistic and helps you to see the possibilities of how life could be after the Dead return to life. Military training alone isn't enough and politicians are not to be trusted. The people need all the help they can get to survive! Can't wait to read more from this wonderful author!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Zombie action August 19, 2012
By Donna
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If you want zombie action this has it. It also has some very glaring mistakes in mostly grammar and editing. "Sergeant is you saying we can take The Rock back?" I hate this kind of grammar, realizing it is how some people speak. Fine, just can we have consistency in the language of the character? No sign that this Holloway cannot speak proper English until now.

Also there is a paragraph of space between each round of dialogue. So the story is really much shorter than it even sounds to begin with. There are many sentences that run on without a comma or period to separate two sentences. I am not a grammar freak particularly but I do like to have an edited story before it gets to me the reader. I can take some errors if the story is good. This story is good but not that good.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good First Effort April 26, 2012
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While Im not fan of zombie stories ,Mr Cooks short story caught my interest .Its a good begining and Im looking forward to more details on the origins of the berserker virus. I look for more backstory on his main characters .So keep the stories coming and maybe Ill become a zombie fan.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!. December 27, 2013
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Awesome read! Kept me at the edge of my bed since the book kept me un late! I highly recommend this book. You wont regret reading it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I love Military & Zombie Stories! April 15, 2012
By Coach D
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Overall I enjoy this story and plan to read further adventures in the Dead War Series. But 5-stars is a bit much. 3 stars sounds about right for this first effort. The writing was a little awkward and a good editor would help for sure. I glossed over several spelling errors and wrong word usage in spots. But the Dead War Series is right up my alley in terms of a military/zombie thrillers, like Tooth And Nail and The Gathering Dead (A Zombie Apocalypse Novel). I now plan to zip thru the ultra short story The Dead War Series: Safe Zone a Dead War Short Story next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Intro To Series!! January 18, 2013
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Helpers. This first installment did its job! It made me HOT for Book Two!! I know this series is going to be killer!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great zombie book with tons of action
This is a great zombie book with tons of action, the main character is very likable, he follows the rules and tries his best to stay on course, he is also non nonsense and a tough... Read more
Published 11 days ago by ms darko
1.0 out of 5 stars TERRIBLE!
Absolutely no working knowledge of the U S army. Cook needs to learn to use Spell Check as well as how to use common words such as come and came. Read more
Published 6 months ago by KenMar
5.0 out of 5 stars great job
I nicely pieced together story. I fully intend to read the rest of the series. I like the way the short stories at the end explained the minor characters.
Published 6 months ago by Danbo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i liked this book, hopefully there will be a sequel. i always find good books on amazon.
Published 9 months ago by w503
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead war series
Good but far to short. Appreciate that the authors need to make money for their talent but the idea of series books is overwhelming essentially the pocketbook does
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Zombies of the future.
Interesting one this set in the future where zombies are shot with hand held laser guns & rifles, but a shot zombie is a dead zombie in anyone's book. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Colin Buckland
4.0 out of 5 stars Wish it were longer
Disclaimer: I got this book free in exchange for doing a review.

I liked this book, although I wish it had been longer. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Debra Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced zombie book!
Although I enjoyed the book I did have some trouble getting past the editing problems. This book also included some shorts that gave back stories that I enjoyed. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Veronica L. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Review from [...] by A. D. Phillips
I just finished reading book one of The Dead War series and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with it. Read more
Published on February 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for 1st draft
I used to be able to say that I was not a Zombie fan. But because of Mr Cook and one other author I am now all about zombies and all the grossness that comes with it. Read more
Published on January 23, 2013 by Fara
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More About the Author

George L. Cook III has been writing in some form or fashion since he was 12 years old and loves, politics, sports, science fiction, and horror.

George L. Cook III is a fan of science fiction since the release of Star Wars. His favorite movies are Aliens, Star Wars, Friday the 13th, Night of the Living Dead, Blade Runner, Blade I and II ( as far as he is concerned Blade Trinity never happened.) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

He likes the television shows The Walking Dead, The Strain, The Last Ship (Star Trek on a boat), and basically any other show that starts with The.

He is married with children and currently serves as an elected member of his local board of education and has previously served in the US Army/NJ National Guard.

He can be contacted at or at 908-963-3824

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