Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dead City by Joe McKinney

First sentence:

"There's an empty parking lot near the corner of Seafarer and Rood where I used to go to fight with my wife."


"Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dying - but the worst is only beginning. Amid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life - with an insatiable hunger for human flesh...Within hours, the plague has spread all over Texas. San Antonio police officer Eddie Hudson finds his city overrun by a voracious army of the living dead. Along with a small group of survivors, Eddie must fight off the savage horde in a race to save his family...There's no place to run. No place to hide. The Zombie horde is growing as the virus runs rampant. Eddie knows he has to find a way to destroy these walking horrors...but he doesn't know the price he will have to pay." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

While the battle scenes got to be repetitive after a while, I enjoyed this horror book about a virus which turned people into zombies. I only wish that the zombie portion ended earlier in the book so that the story would move onto how Eddie and others dealt with the aftermath.

Date read: 7/25/2009
Book #: 39
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Horror

ISBN-10: 0786917813
ISBN-13: 9780786017812
Publisher: Pinnacle
Year: 2006
# of Pages: 288
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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