Cocaine Zombies by Scott A. Lerner


Cocaine Zombies

By: Scott A. Lerner
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Pages: 208
Series: Samuel Roberts #1
Publisher: Camel Press
Published on: November 1st 2012
Cocaine Zombies by Scott A. Lerner

Samuel Roberts, a small-town lawyer in Urbana, Illinois, is contacted by a prospective client accused of selling cocaine. Nothing Sam hasn't handled before. Or is it? Thomas is accompanied by a mysterious and exotic beauty named Chloe. Who is she, why is she paying for Thomas's defense, and why is the accused so antsy around her? Soon after Sam takes on the case he is plagued by terrible nightmares. Only, in these nightmares, when he dreams of death, people die. Realizing that he is out of his depth, Sam enlists the help of his friend, Bob Sizemore. Bob is oddly insightful about the supernatural and deeply suspicious of big business and the government. Sam and Bob soon discover that a major German pharmaceutical company has been using human guinea pigs to test a highly addictive and dangerous derivative of cocaine first developed in Nazi Germany. Combined with ancient herbs provided by a Voodoo priest, the substance has become increasingly addictive and dangerous. After Thomas's head shows up in Sam's refrigerator, suspicion naturally falls on him. Now he has no choice but to face the forces of evil head on. But how do a small-town lawyer and a computer geek defeat an enemy with the power to enslave mankind?

Also by this author: Ruler of Demons (Samuel Roberts, #2), The Fraternity of the Soul Eater

 

Scott Lerner enters the writing world with Cocaine Zombies, the first in the Samuel Roberts series.

Samuel Roberts is your run of the mill divorce attorney who is just minding his own business when a beautiful woman and large man demand to see him and they did. The man was accused of a drug deal and the woman was his bank roller.

Soon afterwards, things got weird, like really weird, body parts in the fridge weird. Between the police wanting to stick crimes on him, and his hippy friend Bob, Sam must figure out why he is being targeted, who his real friends are, and what the actual hell is going on.

As this is the first book in the series, it is a little rough, and jumpy once in awhile. The overall plot isn’t bad, and I enjoy the book as a whole. Because of the issues, it took me awhile to get through it, but once I did, I enjoyed the overall world that Scott has created. It is not unlike our world, I mean there is some shady AF stuff that happens, but heck that happens in our world as well.

Overall it is a good concept that just needs some additional editing and a cleanup.

 

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About Scott A. Lerner

Author and attorney Scott A. Lerner resides in Champaign, Illinois. He obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and went on to obtain his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. He is currently a sole practitioner in Champaign, Illinois. The majority of his law practice focuses on the fields of criminal law and family law. Mr. Lerner lives with his wife, their two children, and their cat Fern. Lerner collects unusual antiques and enjoys gardening, traveling, reading fiction, and going to the movies. His first novel, Cocaine Zombies, won a bronze medal in the mystery/cozy/noir category of the 2013 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards.

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One Response to Cocaine Zombies by Scott A. Lerner

  1. Henry Roi says:

    Fun-freaking-tastic.

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