Great read. Spoiler alert.
This one starts with Major Cole McDaniel. He and his special forces team have Wolf Saphire, a virologist and his daughter Dr. Regina Saphire. They are tasked with getting these two to Central Park for exfil.
Wolf Saphire thinks he has a cure for the walking dead. The walking dead who are trying to stop the uparmored HUmvee. A vehicle the walkers can't get into. A vehicle that runs them down with no damage. Avehicle McDaniel and his team are using to get to Central Park in downtown NY City where they will be ferried to Ft. Detrick, Maryland.
McDaniel's second in command is First Sergeant David Gartrell. A Gartrell McDaniel's served with in Afghanistan. Gartrell dislikes McDaniel and doesn't think he's good enough for this mission. A Gargrell who's mission oriented. The mission comes first. He doesn't care who he sacrifices for the mission. Gartrell and McDaniel's will disagree many times on this mission.
They do make it and get the team and Saphires loaded. Half on one Blackhawk and the other half on the second Blackhawk. Operational Detachment Alpha OMEN is headed by CW3 Keith and his team load into the second Blackhawk.
The choppers take off but the second is boarded by the walking dead and goes down with the crew and OMEN.
McDaniels chopper heads out but a walker falls out of a building onto the rotors and the chopper crash's. McDaniel and his team get the Saphire's into a building. The building has glass front door. Its thick glass and the walkers can't get through it.
The building has one Walker up on the twenty seventh floor. A Walker that is killed. They also find Earl, a maintenance man and his two daughters. Earl will be a big help to McDaniel's and his team.
The building still has power and a kitchen area loaded with food and water. Only problem is the walkers have surrounded the building and there is no way out.
So begins one damned fine read.
This one has McDaniels, Gartrell, the rest of the team, Regina and Wolf Saphire, Earl and his daughters, an osprey that tries to rescue them on the roof of the building during a windy rainstorm, a uparmored van they find in the basement, the walker who get into the building, The members of OMEN who are now the walking dead, men who can still use guns and grenades, a chase through the streets of New York, a Coast Guard cutter in the East River waiting for McDaniel's and his team, a Coast Guard cutter that will get them out of New York city, a Gartrell who will make it possible to get McDaniel's and his charges to that cutter, the deaths of the team with McDaniel's, a dead Wolf Saphire, a flash drive with all of his research, and Major McDaniel's doing his best to get his people out of New York City with the info Wolf Saphire provides and a McDaniel's determined to go back at get First Sgt. Dave Gartrell, a man who saved them all.
One damned fine read. Five Stars.