New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry presents a quirky collection of five stories starring a whole cast of the ever-popular undead. Here you will find a semi-sequel to Dead of Night in which four Army reservists are assigned to hold a small rural bridge during the early days of the zombie apocalypse; a comedic story involving a couple of idiot moonshiners, a comet, gangsters, zombies, and the Great Chicago Fire; a downbeat psychological drama set in the bleak wastelands a few years after the zombie apocalypse; and more - including a story written exclusively for Blackstone.
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author.
©2012 Jonathan Maberry (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Maberry breathes new life into modern horror fiction." (Scott Nicholson, best-selling author of The Red Church)
The variety within the tales.
When the sound of the picks stopped.
The final story made me very sad.
This short collection of stories is absolutely outstanding. I liked all of the tales in this book but my favorite has to be the final story about the Samurai searching for an honorable death.
I discovered Jonathan Maberry when a friend recommended Patient Zero to me. I was very surprised to find it so enjoyable. His writing is impeccable. His attention to detail and knowledge of a variety of different areas of science and politics really blew me away. So when I saw a collection of short stories from him I grabbed it immediately, anxious to see if he could do more than a good zombie story. Well, I was not disappointed. This one and also Tales From the Fire Zone were both completely engaging and incredibly well written. His writing is smart and crisp and the stories move quickly and make sense. The gore is just the right amount, the romance is just the right amount, and the tension is perfectly drawn out. With these books Mr. Maberry has solidified himself as one of my top 3 writers. I hope that Hollywood will take note - his books would make fantastic movies.
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