In this original take on the zombie genre, Jason A. Beauchemin forgoes details about the origins or initial outbreak of the disease that turns the dead into walking threats, focusing instead on the fight against the monsters... This isn't the formula of countless George Romero films featuring a ragged band of survivors navigating a post apocalyptic landscape... It's just as much Full Metal Jacket as Night of the Living Dead... The author writes in clean, impactful, authentic prose, and the story is steeped in the language, action and mood of the military... This is not for readers leery about blood and gore or prudish about curse words; the narrative is full of violent imagery and strong language... The author's departure from the standard zombie narrative is refreshing... Beauchemin's novel, replete with vivid action, offers horror fans and military-adventure readers a unique narrative fusion they will appreciate.