- Mass Market Paperback: 364 pages
- Publisher: Pinnacle (November 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786023597
- ISBN-13: 978-0786023592
- Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 1.4 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 140 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,688,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book is so captivating that even those who avoid these types of stories will enjoy it. Todd McLaren's performance propels the story…[along] with moments of intensity that match the novel's." ---AudioFile --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Joe McKinney is the author of numerous horror, crime, and science fiction novels, including Quarantined, Dodging Bullets, and the four-part Dead World series. He has a master's degree in English literature and has worked as a homicide detective and a disaster mitigation specialist for the San Antonio Police Department.
Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos, narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E and the History Channel, and films. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The idea of a group of senior citizens is a very new, fresh take on a zombie survival story. We always read about people from middle aged to pre-teens in stories, with one or two older people thrown into the mix. To have a main group of characters be all over 65, and see how they survive is a different and interesting twist on what can be a repetitive tale.
However.......The religious leader who forms the compound seems a DIRECT copy of Jim Jones and the peoples temple. From his description: aviator sunglasses always on, to the hidden homosexuality, to the compound, the shootings of the delegates, and forced mass suicide of all his followers are damn near word for word Jonestown. If you've ever seen the documentary on Jones on the history or discovery channel, you'll see what I mean. It is almost an EXACT copy of the Jonestown story, and I would have liked it to be at least a little different.
Besides those points, the story is very well written. It starts off a little like World War Z, in that there are several different stories all going on simultaneously, but in this book they all converge and become one main plot. It is interesting, keeps your attention, and makes you want to find out the next turn and twist.
All in all, a very good read, and a highly recommended addition to your zombie library. I just wish McKinney would stray from the 'super cop' that is always present, and some originality in the Jim Jones connections would have been better.
Of course, the quarantine was broken by "dissidents" so you can figure out what happens after that. Add in a charismatic religious leader and a cult and you have a recipe for a really entertaining novel. Immediately bought the third book.