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Outbreak - Day One

Like a fragile house of cards in a hurricane, Presidents, Premiers, entire governments and their ruling bodies disappeared instantly. Some had ensconced themselves in deep underground bunkers or remained holed up in fortified strongholds, but history would tell that most had been swallowed up by the dead - never to be heard from again.

On that last normal Saturday in July, while an unknown virus indiscriminately wreaks destruction and death to all four points of the compass - a chain of events at a rally in a downtown square gets Duncan Winters to thinking that Portland, Oregon may not be immune to the quickly spreading carnage.

But seeing is not believing until that initial veil of normalcy bias - a person's natural tendency to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster and its possible effects - is lifted and long-dormant survival instincts forged and honed in Vietnam begin to awaken within him.

©2016 Shawn Chesser (P)2017 Shawn Chesser

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Side story to the series

So Duncan's story should be book 3.5 or something in that realm, not book 10. He is an interesting character that becomes a primary character in the overall story... but this particular book is definitely only a side story to the whole series.

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Insightful Backstory!

I love it when an author goes back and fills in details of a supporting characters backstory! It’s even better when it’s a character I really really like! Drawl does just that! Giving details and insight into who Duncan is and why he is that way!

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Duncans story

This book can be skipped. Its just Duncan's story of him getting out of the city up to the point where the cop gets his head blown off from the 1st book.

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Stop The Insanity

I keep buying this authors books hoping they get better.....they don’t. Walk away. Narration is ok. Nothing great.

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Love Duncan what else can I say

He doesn't care what you say but hes there to give you the shirt off his back

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Amazing book

When I first stumbled across this series, it was a diamond in the rough. I am truly ad to have stuck out the rough as the author found their footing & then ground in for the long haul. When Duncan was first introduced, he was one of those rough characters who became more defined & realistic as the story continued on. I love that in giving us this tale dedicated solely to Duncan & his life at the time of Omega's outbreak up to the point he meets up with the main group, the author has gone back in time to introduce Duncan as he truly should have been at first. I truly am happy to have hung in there with this author as it did get off to a rough but stable start to now I'm literally biting my nails wanting to know more about what's going to happen. Especially in waiting for the first inevitable encounter with either the Chinese or Russians. Looking forward to lots more

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Good story, but.....

This should have been the book just before or just after book 1 (.5 or 1.5?). It tells a good and compelling story about Duncan Winters and where he was on the day the apocalypse began. It even fills in some of his past and how he came to be in Portland that day. Being placed in the series as book 10 didn't make any sense to me though. I highly recommend it as a read/listen as it is just as good as the rest of the series.

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Don't miss out!

Gives some background into Duncan a very witty lovable character! Really glad I went back and read it!

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Two things happened when I read this book..

I realized the following two statements were overused... 1) two things happened simultaneously 2)excessive and distracting overuse of ‘former and latter’ Good read if you can ignore those things lol - thanks for another good book sir!

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Best Book Of The Series

Shawn follows Duncan Winters and perfectly captures the start of the zombie out break. The story is VERY intense and well written. It reads like a main stream block buster movie.
This is what Fear The Walking Dead season one should have been.

Great book.

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  • 10-07-17

Would be good to hear from the characters more .

The main plot seems lost in the narration of what is going on. Need to hear more from the people in the story from there own words.