Joe McKinney
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Joe McKinney

Joe McKinney has his feet in several different worlds. In his day job, he has worked as a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a DWI Enforcement officer, a disaster mitigation specialist, a homicide detective, the director of the City of San Antonio's 911 Call Center, and a patrol supervisor. He played college baseball for Trinity University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in American History, and went on to earn a Master's Degree in English Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was the manager of a Barnes & Noble for a while, where he indulged a lifelong obsession with books. He published his first novel, Dead City, in 2006, a book that has since been recognized as a seminal work in the zombie genre. Since then, he has gone on to win two Bram Stoker Awards and expanded his oeuvre to cover everything from true crime and writings on police procedure to science fiction to cooking to Texas history. The author of more than twenty books, he is a frequent guest at horror and mystery conventions. Joe and his wife Tina have two lovely daughters and make their home in a little town just outside of San Antonio, where he pursues his passion for cooking and makes what some consider to be the finest batch of chili in Texas. You can keep up with all of Joe's latest releases by friending him on Facebook.

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    • V Wars: Blood and Fire

    • New Stories of the Vampire Wars
    • By: Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir, Jamye Grant, Richard Gilliland, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    It's been one year since a virus triggered junk DNA and people all over the world started changing, becoming something else, craving blood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better than the 1st, mostly

    • By Aziz on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Pandemic

    • The Retreat, Book 1
    • By: Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight, Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    In Boston, a battalion of infantry struggles to maintain order as a new disease turns people into sadistic, laughing killers. As the numbers of infected grow, the battalion loses control....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book helped by the "Bray Effect"

    • By Brian on 01-19-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Dead City

    • By: Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Texas has been battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks. And mid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but.....

    • By Joseph on 07-06-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Zombies: More Recent Dead

    • By: Neil Gaiman, Paula Guran (editor), Carrie Vaughn, and others
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt, Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    The living dead are more alive than ever! Zombies have become more than an iconic monster for the 21st century....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A well blended mix

    • By The Lone Mopper on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Flesh Eaters

    • By: Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    They rise... Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievable!

    • By D. Morgan on 06-21-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Plague of the Undead

    • Dead Lands, Book 1
    • By: Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Small pockets of humanity hide in the shadows: some scared, some mad, all dangerous. This is the New World. If the explorers want it, they'll have to take it. Dead or alive....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • could have been more

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 12-16-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Retreat #2

    • Slaughterhouse
    • By: Stephen Knight, Craig DiLouie, Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Emerging from the smoking ruins of Boston, Lieutenant Colonel Harry Lee leads his regiment on a perilous trek to its besieged home post of Fort Drum. Along the way, the unit must battle through the legions of diseased killers lying in wait

    ...

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Retreat #3

    • Die Laughing
    • By: Joe McKinney, Craig DiLouie, Stephen Knight
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Philadelphia is under the protection of General Anthony Bell, commander of the famed 56th Stryker Brigade. But in a world gone mad, nothing is as it seems. And when Bell has Lee arrested and put up on charges, it’s up to Lee’s right-hand man, Major Chris Walker, to pick up the pieces....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Russell Austin Arenz III on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Mutated

    • Dead World Series #4
    • By: Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    25 to 1. Those are the odds of being struck down-and resurrected-by the savage plague that's sweeping the country, forcing survivors to band together against the dead....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • You disappointed me again McKinney

    • By Tilo on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Apocalypse of the Dead

    • By: Joe McKinney
    • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    And the dead shall rise... Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wow and good grief.

    • By Shannon on 10-20-12

    Regular price: $34.99

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