From multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry comes a major new thriller that combines the best of the New York Times best-selling books World War Z by Max Brooks and James Rollins’ Sigma Force Series to kick off the start of a new series featuring Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences.
When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there’s either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills - and there’s nothing wrong with Joe Ledger’s skills. And that’s both a good and a bad thing. It’s good because he’s a Baltimore detective who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can’t handle. This rapid-response group is called the Department of Military Sciences, or the DMS for short. It’s bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bioweapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Jonathan Maberry is the New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Ghost Road Blues, the first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. A professional writer and writing teacher, he has sold more than 1.000 articles, 17 nonfiction books, six novels, and two plays.
©2009 Jonathan Maberry (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Brilliant, shocking, horrifying, it puts the terror back in terrorist.” (James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author)
“Plenty of man-to-zombie combat, a team traitor and a doomsday scenario add up to a fast and furious read.” (Publishers Weekly)
"Jonathan Maberry has found a delightful voice for this adventure of Joe Ledger and his crew: while the action is heated, violent, and furious, the writing remains cool, steady, and low-key, framing all the wildness and exuberance in a calm rationality (given an almost comic edge) that renders it as palatable as your favorite flavor of ice cream." (Peter Straub)
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I really enjoyed this book! I have a degree in Biomedical engineering and the science behind this book amazed me. The true horror concept of this book came from the science. it showed you that we are just a few steps and some irreputable people away from the events that take place. I also enjoyed the relationships between the characters, they honestly kept me guessing.
The book however was violent for my taste, but not in the gorey way. However the violence is essential to the story line.
In the end i have recommended this book to many friends and family members, and i recommend it for you too!!
This mountain of books isn't going to listen to itself.
If you looking for a good start for some zombie action this is a good one.
This book is kind of stressful. And the ending gave stress a good time.
Intensity.. like a mix of Scott Brink and James Marsters. The narration of this book made the book. If you want to relax this is not your book. Ray Porter is great.
No it would have to be a TV series. No clue on the stars.
Great story, generally good narration. I really enjoyed this, zombies meet '24'. BUT, Mr Porter, please get a voice coach for the English accent!!! It was absolutely terrible. Wrong vowel sounds, wrong stress and emphasis. That 'London' accent comes from the moon, or mars or somewhere, but not London!!!
It kept pulling me out of the story and I almost didn't get the second book because of this. However, the other characters were great, the story ripped along and apart from Major Grace, the narration was very good.
character development could have done it. i love action but this read like is was written by me when i was 15.
no, i think i can jerk it and shout semper fi all on my own thank you.
where they were explaining the science behind the weapon
it was all so very see through. no depth to the protagonist, i didnt care about any of them.
no.. I don't think my friends will like this book
yes. a bit.
The performance was fair but I did not like any of the characters from the book
no. only reason I finished was to have something plugged in my ears while I am surrounded by annoying coworkers
too heroic. too typical. too shallow.
It is just an awesome story. Never a dull moment.
Yes, kept you wondering if they were gonna solve the puzzle.
Each character has their own voice and you can tell them apart. He makes it more of a movie then a book. You can almost see each character by their voice.
This was my first "zombie" novel. It was fast paced and never a dull moment. The narrator is now on my favorite list, I'll look for more books read by Mr. Porter.
The story is Jason Bourne meets James Bond meets Steven King meets Xfiles with dialog by Raymond Chandler. The deal is…the reader so AMAZINGLY effective with first-person tongue in cheek that you can completely suspend disbelief and not even care that what you are reading is just preposterous beyond any excuse. One of the most fun listens ever and I have 200 items in my audible library.
Yes, I like the story lines of good verses evil and all that goes with it. This book keeps your interest and there is constant action. And is read very well.
they way he brings each character to life with there own identity, and personality.
Bunny. I think he would have a great personality.
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