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It's four years after World War Z,the war is over and mankind lost. A lone band of survivors are eking out the final days of their existence in an abandoned warehouse when they hear something they never thought to hear again. The sound of a helicopter!
Leaving their sanctuary with dreams of rescue, the survivors brave the undead infested streets in a bid to reach salvation. But once at the landing site, they soon realize that not all of them can fit on the copter....hard decisions are made, people are left behind and eventually those remaining end up on a military ship moored in the middle of the ocean where humanity's last, best hope are slowly working on finding a solution to the zombie epidemic. Of course, things go badly wrong and it is not long before the survivors realize they may just have leapt out of the frying pan and into the fire!
This was a great book that is perfect for lovers of zombie fiction and pays much homage to the work of George.R.Romero. At one point (in a not too subtle reference to Night Of The Living Dead) one of the survivors protests that he believes the virus came from outer space despite a scientists insistence that this would be impossible and this is just one of several moments that makes this book so great!
Yes, it has all been done before but I simply devoured this book and loved every minute of it! The climax is inconclusive and leaves you with a real cliff-hanger of an ending but was so good that I rushed out and ACTUALLY BOUGHT the sequel! (this one was free on kindle!). I rarely actually buy things for kindle so this shows you that this book must have been good!
In one word, unputdownable!