Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zombies in the Bookstore: Apocalypse of the Dead

Author Joe McKinney loves zombies, and he doesn't mind sharing that love when he puts pen to paper... or fingers to keyboard, as is usually the case these days.

McKinney has a new book coming out called Apocalypse of the Dead. Yeah, doesn't that title just send a charge down your spine? That's the kind of title that lets you know there won't be any sparkly vampires within these pages. This book is all about good ol' fashioned zombies looking for some tasty brains to feast on. Well, actually it's about the party-poopers who want to avoid that fate, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they lose.

Apocalypse of the Dead will be out November 2nd, and that gives you plenty of time to get the first book in the series that started the zombie party, Dead City.

Apocalypse of the Dead
Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves.

One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive - but one passenger carries the virus. Within weeks, the zombie epidemic spreads across the globe. Now, retired U.S. Marshal Ed Moore must lead a group of strangers to safety, searching for sanctuary from the dead.

In the North Dakota Grasslands, bands of survivors converge upon a single outpost. Run by a self-appointed preacher of fierce conviction - and frightening beliefs - it may be humanity's only hope. But Ed Moore and the others refuse to enter a suicide pact. They'd rather stand and fight in the final battle against the zombies.

Dead City
Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dying - but the worst is only beginning. Amid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life - with an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

The nightmare begins within hours; the plague has spread all over Texas. San Antonio police officer Eddie Hudson finds his city overrun by a voracious army of the living dead. Along with a small group of survivors, Eddie must fight off the savage horde in a race to save his family.

There's no place to run. No place to hide. The zombie horde is growing as the virus runs rampant. Eddie knows he has to find a way to destroy these walking horrors... but he doesn't know the price he will have to pay.

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