New to the Hot Springs PD, Lisa Reynolds was not all that welcomed by her coworkers, especially those who were passed over for the position. But it didn't matter anymore. Her 30-day probation period ended on the same day of the Z-poc's arrival. Overnight the world goes from bad to worse as thousands die in the initial onslaught. National Guard and regular military units deployed the day before to the north leave the city in mayhem. All directions lead to death until one unlikely candidate steps forward with a plan, a plan that became an avalanche culminating into what could be the salvation or destruction of them all. A world of death and devastation, left to be ruled by one very unlikely candidate.
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I read this series and listening to it is even better. LT Lisa Reynolds has found herself in the middle of a full blown Zombie Apocalypse and it is up to her to fight not only to live but to bring the people of Hot Springs together, joining forces with them in an attempt to survive. She has help of course and it is the core group that will bring them together. She along with Tonka, the police dog, Skittle Pop, a drug dealer she allowed to live and Art Benson, a police sgt that is one of the few survivors of the department. Together, they will try to stand united against the hordes of undead, bring some semblance of order and take back the city. She becomes the driving force for unity giving they living a reason to not only fight back but to survive among a world they no longer recognize. Unfortunately for Lisa, one man has set his sights on her. The Skinner, a notorious serial killer whose taste for human flesh is as strong as those of the undead. The story line is strong, the characters are strong each with their own stories of loss and survival. This is one of the better Z Poc series out there. And let's not forget the narrator, he was excellent in his oration not giving over to strange voices of male and female characters. Sometimes, reading a story without the need to change the tone or tenor from male to female is good, he does a wonderful job. Highly recommend not only reading it, but listening to it.
I thought this book was very well written and narrated. As a truck driver I listen to a lot of books on Audible and it's really easy for me to get distracted and lose interest in a book. That was not the case for this book. It has a good story line, likable characters, and all the hardcore zombie action you could want. I will definitely be buying the next installment as soon as it comes out.
Pretty good zombie tale, not much background on where the virus came from or why, but that seems to be a growing trend with authors in this genre. I suppose in many cases it doesn’t matter as it has no impact or bearing on the core story. We have a new-to-the-area female lieutenant police officer, Lisa Reynolds who makes her debut in the department and the zombie apocalypse. Unlikely as it seems, our gal Lisa becomes the leader of the city’s comeback with her take-charge attitude and positive planning. She enlists competent people into her aggressive proposal who in turn bring in qualified people that they know. Before you know it Lisa has a large number of eager worker bees who want to survive and her plan to succeed. This encompasses book one. Book two continues in this vein of course detailing the group’s development and defense of their position. Furthermore, after a visit from the local National Guard, Lisa is compelled to expand her plan to encompass the entire city; a seemingly impossible task. Lisa is at odds with the job she feels she must do verses the more liberal survivors who see her as an out of control tyrant. Although it seems far-fetched that a police lieutenant finds herself in the role of city-builder, Lisa has her work cut out for her.
I love the strong female role in this book she's one tough lady. I wish there were more books out there like this one we need more woman characters in lead roles.
I couldn't finish the second book. Overall I kept waiting for the story to make sense and grab a theme It was all over the place gangs, serial killers, jealous coworkers, strange hook-ups people being killed because they would be a pain in the ass to protect ! Not much of a story in my opinion about the zombie apocalypse or the zombies. For me it was a odd book and just got more and more boring. The narrator was good.
I love zombie books. always looking for the next good one.
trying to like this book but just could not do it. really stupid build up. just all of a sudden there's zombies and the cops accept it and know how to kill them right away.just to boring for me.
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