Great Zombie Book!
January 07, 2011
I recently finished reading this book and REALLY liked it. Here is a general synopsis of it.
THE END BEGINS WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED VIRAL OUTBREAK:
Morningstar.The infected are subject to delirium, fever, violent behavior...and a one hundred percent mortality rate.
BUT THE END IS ONLY THE BEGINNING:
The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead, it escalates into a worldwide pandemic.
NOW, A SINGLE LAW OF NATURE DOMINATES THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE:
Live or die, kill or be killed. On one side of the world, thousands of miles from home; a battle-hardened general surveys the remnants of his command: a young medic, a veteran photographer, a brash private, and dozens of refugees -- all are his responsibility. While in the United States, an army colonel discovers the darker side of Morningstar and collaborates with a well-known journalist to leak the information to the public....
Recht does a phenomenall job developing his characters in dire circumstances. I really like the way this started with military conflict, which spreads worldwide leaving just surviving a near impossible task. Add to that the potential of a cure, and this book goes 110 mph in adrenaline pumping suspense. The zombies are totally believable and downright frightening, let alone deadly. This is fast read that you will not want to put down. Even better, this is the first book in the Morningstar series which carries on the story. Plague of the Dead is in our system. Book 2, Thunder and Ashes, is not currently available in our system, but can be acquired through Worldcat, Amazon etc. You will want to read it as well to see how the story continues. It is as good, if not better than Book 1. Recht has a total winner of a series here, and if you are at all into zombie novels, it is a must read.