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3.0 out of 5 starsGreat story but distracting
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2018
I really like the story. It’s suspenseful and definitely had me turning pages when I should’ve been going to bed. The only thing wrong with it is that I was distracted by some of the wording. In my mind I had to correct what it should’ve said. I know I am picky about grammar so it was hard for me to get over when the author was talking about getting in the truck and then sometimes he would say car when it should have been truck and a few situations like that. Some phrases were overused. If you like this set of stories, try OUTAGE. It’s fantastic.
If you've read the first 3 books you know Dan Lowry and his daughter Quinn remained in the junkyard. Unfortunately they have been discovered by the group sent out to kill all those that have survived the contamination and killed most of the population. Fighting their way out of the junkyard, Dan at Quinn's suggestion decide to go to Settler's Creek, Oklahoma to his sister in law's farm, hoping they could find safe refuge there. Unfortunately they have a long way to travel and they not only have to avoid towns of any size to avoid not only the infected but to stay out of reach of the Agents that have been hunting them. They get past one harrowing situation after another. They fight their way across country helping those in need before continuing on. Their flight across Texas is fast and nerve wracking as they fight their way into Oklahoma. In the meantime, his sister in law, Meredith Tilly has thus far been safe from what is happening in other states and cities around her. But that is short lived as she fights for her life then goes looking for the man that broke her heart hoping he is still alive. My only complaint with her character is that no matter what she sees, knowing what is happening outside of Oklahoma, she refuses to believe what is happening to friends and neighbors even when it happens in front of her eyes. She continually places herself and others in danger and narrowly escapes with her life. With Dan and Quinn finally arriving at the ranch she must decide to either stay and fight or run with the rest of them as the horde of diseased find their way to the place she thought safe. Great read and I look forward to the next installment.
5.0 out of 5 starsEscape - Looking for Aunt Meredith and her Farm
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2014
This is an awesome book - I actually think it is one of the best he has written of the 4 Contamination books that I have read! I liked the fact that Dan has finally taught Quinn how to shoot - that really makes sense when it is just the two of you hiding from zombies and "the agents in white". The main characters, Dan and Quinn, are still very believable. The "agents in white", not so much. The men who raid, rape and murder make more sense to the story line at this time, although I understand why he is still keeping the agents in the story. I'm sure they will keep popping up along the way. I do not like (and never have), books that change characters in almost every chapter! I'd really get interested in what was happening, turn to the next chapter and it would have different characters and I would have to remember what had happened previously with them! At the end of book 4, Dan, Quinn, his sister-in-law Meredith and her boyfriend John have FINALLY met and I'm HOPING the author quits changing characters in every chapter. I am starting Book 5 today so we shall see. I think these books are great and am glad there is another book for me to read. As you can tell, my complaint about characters popping up in different chapters instead of being consistently moved along in the same chapters, isn't going to keep me from reading and loving his books. They are extremely well written and I'm sure there are many readers who don't mind the characters changing with the chapters!! I can't wait to read book 5!
"Contamination 4: Escape" takes over from where the Boxed Set 0-3 left off. Readers find Dan and his daughter trapped in the salvage yard by a new team of agents who have come to investigate the disappearance of the the other agents sent to the town earlier in the week. It is interesting how the author paints his characters into corners, making it appear impossible for them to escape, then finds inconceivable ways for them to escape. This happens several times in this book.
With nowhere else to go, Quinn suggests they head for Oklahoma to find Aunt Meredith. Dan affirms that it is a good idea and they head out. En route, they come upon hordes of zombies and different human groups, most, intent on killing them.
It seems like the virus is just beginning in Oklahoma - readers are introduced to Aunt Meredith and begin following her while the apocalypse unfolds in her small town - a deja vu to readers from Sam and Dan's experiences in earlier installments of the series (different names, places...same thoughts, same types of scenarios).
I am disappointed that there is no mention made of either Sam and his group or the aftereffect of the virus and destroyed control center as readers are left hanging at the end of the preceding installment, instead new characters are introduced into the story line. I am also perplexed to learn that this virus, which readers are led to believe is confined to the southwest states only, has spread to other states as Dan is informed on the radio by an Army Lieutenant in Ford Bragg, Georgia. How did this happen?
T.W. Piperbrook is a clever writer with a gift for story telling. However, since this is the latest book in the series, I am disappointed that he had not taken the advice of the critics of his earlier works to use a 3rd party editor prior to publishing; typos and inconsistencies continue as before. It is assumed that this series will continue and I remain anxious to see how the story progresses. Hopefully, the next installment will be more polished than its predecessors.
"Contamination 4" is still a fun and suspenseful story!
John Podlaski, author Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel
As a new writer I have been looking for something that draws you, cranks up the pace, makes you feel like you are there and makes you care about the characters. So far this series is it. You can almost hear the claws scraping against the door trying to get in. Thank you T W Piperbrook.
Grips you by the scruff of the neck and does not let you go. I have already bought all of the books in the series. It has tension, shocks, love, fear - all the ingredients of a great story. In fact if this were a meal, it would have Michelin stars! Read it - you will know what I mean.
Once again enjoyed the 4th book well written and wondered what would happen next. And look forward to book 5. I am not sure how many books I will have to read before their is a conclusion in the story of contamination. But a good series.
A real hair-raising race for Dan and Quinn. Two stories that converge at the end made this book even more exciting as you have to wait a chapter to find out what happens next to each set of characters. I was up very late finishing this book as I couldn't bear to leave it until the morning. Utterly thrilling as always from Mr Piperbrook and a series I would be happy to recommend.