The fall of mankind begins in the jungles around the Congo River Basin. Amidst conditions that are ripe for war in Africa, a doctor is sent there to combat the threat of monkeypox. The disease he encounters is far deadlier though.
Counterterrorist agents sent to rescue the doctor arrive in the Congo, but getting the doctor and his associates out proves to be a challenge. How can they escape when surrounded by people turning into the undead? A simple plane ride turns out to be not so simple when the undead are on board. When they return to the U.S., they find things in almost as much chaos as Africa. The fast-traveling disease has beat them home.
Zombies are everywhere, and the survival of mankind is at stake. For fans of The Walking Dead and zombie fiction, this tale of how the plague of the undead began and how mankind fights for survival is great.
A romantic triangle that one of the three involved apparently can’t see is thrown into the mix. There are narrow escapes. Characters you want to survive are attacked and sometimes killed. Those you want to see eaten by the zombies somehow manage to escape their gnashing teeth. Government “experts” who haven’t been out among the walking dead ignore the advice of those who have.
Just when the characters believe they are safe, a stench of zombies (I thought that an appropriate collective noun) finds a way to get to them.
I am a huge fan of zombie fiction, and I have read a lot of zombie books. Not all of them have been good, but this one did not disappoint me in any way. The storyline that makes sense, and there is plenty of blood, gore, and zombie action to satisfy any serious fan of this genre. Oh, and the story doesn’t end when the book is over. There will be more to come.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you would like to have your own copy to read, I have provided an Amazon link for you below.
Amazon Link: End Time (Volume 1)
Recommended Article: How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse – Guest Post by Daniel Greene
They were the watchers, silent swords in the darkness, poised ready to strike evildoers worldwide.
It was like searching for a needle in a haystack, except that at any time the needle could come up behind you and put a bullet in the back of your head.
Technically, since he wasn’t a doctor, he couldn’t pronounce a person dead, but with the top part of her head no longer in existence, he was pretty sure.
After looking over at the group of infected tourists, she thanked the gods for fatty fast food and sugary super-sized drinks.
New Words Learned:
bachata – a genre of popular song and dance of the Dominican Republic performed with guitars and percussion
bedazzled – blinded or confused
cidofovir – an injectable antiviral drug for the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS
cytomegalovirus – a common virus of the herpesvirus family, usually harmless or causing mild colds but capable of producing severe systemic damage in infected newborns and immunosuppressed persons
exfiltrate – withdraw troops or spies surreptitiously, esp. from a dangerous position
ganciclovir – an antiviral medication used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections
gnar – snarl, growl
roiling – irritated
tritium – an isotope of hydrogen having an atomic weight of three
About the Author:
Daniel is the debuting author of End Time, the first novel in his zombie apocalyptic thriller series. He believes in paying homage to the 80s action adventures of his childhood, as well as, some of his favorite writers like Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and George R.R. Martin.
He has traveled the world extensively and is always looking for a new adventure, that is when he’s not training up for the impending zombie apocalypse. He currently resides on the East Coast.
Contact him on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DanielGreenebooks/
Or his website: http://www.danielgreenebooks.com/