I don't know where to begin because I don't know for sure where the zombies began. Some say they started with the black magic of witch doctors in Africa. Others insist it had been Haitian bokor sorcerers and their curses. Still others claim a virus that occurred naturally started it all. Before world wide communications and then USA internal communications and media shut down, there were rumors the virus had been developed by Muslim religious fanatics. Maybe that's why those western Asian countries were affected first and their populations annihilated first. Then the religious zealots here professed the very God they worshiped unleashed the zombie on all of us because of our greed and corruption. I'm not a religious person, never have been, but I find it hard to believe any God revered by large numbers of followers would wipe out an entire planet for the sins and atrocities of a few. But after what I've seen and been through, what do I know?
This is our story.
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Tom Jacobs after winning the lottery gathers friends up and as they watch the zombie apocalypse spread through Europe, they begin to build a compound that can withstand an onslaught of the undead, near dead that are starting to spread across The United States. All is relatively okay until Emma, Tom’s wife starts to run towards the lake by herself. When the zombies start to approach her, she begins to fire the two weapons she has, only to have them malfunction. Tom watches in horror has his wife is killed. Thankfully as the leader of the compound along with a council, another woman steps up to help him out of his grief. Although it takes some times, Tom realizes that while she may not be Ms. Right, she is Ms. Right now. That is until Kira arrives.
The four volumes each have their own story, their own troubles, and their own conclusions. From roving packs of mutated zombies who seem to have the ability to think, even act as a group, to wandering bands of individuals who are very much alive, and very dangerous to Tom’s group. Tom’s group are individuals who want to live, they want to prosper as much as they can, and they want to be left alone. However, when you have a massive compound in the middle of the United States it is only a matter of time before those seeking refuge come calling, and those seeking what you have come to tear it all down. It is how Tom and his friends and associates meet both challenges head on that show what kind of people they truly are.
This is not a love story, this is a book about survival and how bad things happen to ordinary people, even ordinary good people. Things happen that are beyond anyone’s control, and it is up to ordinary people to become extraordinary in the face of such adversity. The trouble with adversity is you never when it may rear its ugly head.
This is a good series of small stories. I really like the pace and how it is one thing after another. The writing is strong, the pace is strong and pushing. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and on your toes the entire time. Seriously my nerves were shot by the end of the fourth book. There are more after the fourth one, but I don’t know if my nerves could stand it. Who am I joking? Of course I am going to read it. Just not until my nerves have settled down from reading the first four, most likely in record time. Overall a solid book. There are some similarities to other zombie books that I have read, which changed it from 5 fangs to 4.5 fangs.