My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Please note that my review of this book is subjective to my likes and dislikes.
This was my first foray into all things zombies and I found it to be an interesting read. I like how the author provided science (fiction) behind the creation of his zombies. The story was fast paced with lulls in the action at appropriate places. As I was reading, I thought that the story would be predictable; however, the author threw in enough twist to surprise me.
Pockets of humanity survive the plague, and a cure is in the works. It is up to Mace and Jade to see the cure perfected and humanity saved.
I did find some things mentioned in the story that seemed to be important yet they weren’t pursued any further; hopefully these loose threads will be addressed in the sequels.
The book has high body count, violence, etc – everything one would expect when zombies are involved.
Characters (who live):
Mace – Bounty hunter and reluctant hero and when the zombie apocalypse starts he is thick in the middle of the action saving humanity.
Jade – His partner and girlfriend. She helps him hold it all together when it hits the fan.
Lisa – Struggling single mother who is fortunate enough to hook up with Mace and Jade the all hell breaks out. She comes to grips with who she is as she struggles to protect her daughter Chelsea.