STAGE 3 is one of the scariest books I have read in a while. Once you get to the back half of the novel, it is pretty much a barrage of action. The suspense here is devastatingly effective and only scratches the surface of the blood-soaked brutality that plays out in this chaos of this world.
There are numerous comparisons between "Stage 3" and other zombie apocalypse tales, but it's the dissimilarities of other zombie tales that put Ken Stark at the top of the zombie author charts. Stark is a master wordsmith. His insight into character development, realistic dialogue and the right amount and timing of twists that keep the reader reading are second to none. I highly recommend "Stage 3" to zombie and horror fans, but also those who enjoy a human story embedded in an action-packed apocalyptic tale.