Mark Tufo hit a home run with this novel full of Walking Dead-esque zombie mayhem.
Mike Talbot and his family fight for their lives after a virus turns deadly and the human race is reduced to flesh-eating, bug infested, grotesque versions of themselves.
Mike Talbot’s ex-military, a regular guy whose job and financial situation has changed drastically due to the recession. One day he comes home from work wanting to take a nice hot shower and next thing you know zombie’s are trying to knock down his door. He and his family join forces with neighbors in their townhouse complex and try to create a safe haven within the gates. But, the zombies aren’t as mindless as the movies portray and safety is a luxury they no longer have.
I loved the writing style of this book. Mark Tufo successfully created a world we can all imagine. Real people trying to survive. He give’s the main character Mike, a sarcastic humor which has probably gotten him through the changes in his life so far and which helps him deal with the responsibility of keeping his family alive. Mike is instantly likable and relatable. He’s got great instincts.
There’s tons of action! Although the characters don’t roam far from the complex they don’t need to. Zombie’s in their backyard provide more than enough action sequences to fill the pages. There’s no shying away from the realities of what zombies are or what they do to their prey and what should be disgusting often comes across as hilarious.
Let’s face it, zombies or hot right now! Zombies are the “new” vampires. It’s a great book like this one that puts them at the forefront of this genre. Thank goodness there are plenty of books in this series. I can’t wait to read the next one!