As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled—that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease.
Lieutenant Todd Bowman got his unit through the horrors of combat in Iraq. Now he must lead his men across New York through a storm of violence to secure a research facility that may hold a cure. To succeed in this mission to help save what’s left of society, the men of Second Platoon will face a terrifying battle of survival against the very people they have sworn to protect—people turned into a fearless, endless horde armed solely with tooth and nail.
©2010 Craig DiLouie (P)2010 Books In Motion
Love scary stories and thrillers.
First audio book I couldn't even finish. It was so slow. I honestly didn't find it enjoyable at all.
Mister DiLouie, Et Al... Please Stop it with the references to the Smell of Cordite in the air... Cordite hasn't been used in 60 plus years.... So far, I've heard references to cordite smell at least 10 times...
Since this book is written in the present with many references to the war in Iraq..
If the characters are smelling Cordite, they must have time traveled back to the Mid 1940's for a Sniff...
"Cordite is now obsolete, and it is no longer produced. It has been replaced by other propellants, such as the Improved Military Rifle (IMR) line of extruded powder or the WC844 ball propellant currently in use in the 5.56x45mm NATO. Production ceased in the United Kingdom, around the end of the 20th century, with the closure of the last of the World War II cordite factories closed"...
Yes, tense, realisticly possible senerio.
Didn't aggravate the story.
Didn't receive 5 for story bcause it was still typical bullets vs bodies; has no one heard of napalm, and what about tanks? No one ever explains how zombies defeat them wh teeth.
I loved the book. I enjoyed the action, although it seems like a second book is needed. Doesn't look like that is going to happen.
Mr. DiLouie's characters come to life in their struggle to survive with an excellent narration by Steve cooper. I thought at first that this would be just another plague story--ho hum. I was wrong. If you are looking for excellent writing, suspense and action then this is for you. Loved it and want more by both author and narrator.
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