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What would happen if a viral agent was released on American soil? How would local agencies react? How would the military respond? What if it was one of their own? Would they own it or attempt to cover it up? If a major operation was jeopardized because of the release, would that alter any of the decisions? A potent viral agent, created to destabilize a region for forces to move in and clean up, is accidentally spilled in a metropolis. Those infected serve only to afflict others through any means.

As forces move in on the beleaguered city, Sergeant Brown has to make his way through roving bands of the infected in order to escape. Will the ring close before he can reach safe grounds or will he and others he finds be added to the final tally?

©2017 John O'Brien (P)2017 John O'Brien

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Can you tell me that someone “stated” one more time

The book is written in a way that they have to tell you someone “stated” 1000’s of times or someone “comments” even more. The main character is a selfish dick even though they try to tell you on several occasions that he’s not. Actions and thoughts tell you that he is though. That makes it hard to get into because you don’t have anyone to pull for. You’re constantly reminded by the main character how stupid everyone else is so when they die it’s no big deal. He was so worried about getting out and saving himself that he didn’t want to save a 10 year old girl, but he’s not a dick according to them even though every five seconds he’s worried that it’s taking too long and they should just leave her. Couldn’t finish book and got my money back for the first time in 50+ books and years of listening.

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SCARY PREMISE FOR THE ZOMPOCALYPSE!

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First off let me say I love John Obrien...he is a talented writer, and a very nice man...This was a great premise and shows you how scary the government could get..deceitful and careless...and really cruel! However this book is written in 3rd person...and that ruined it for me...John's other wonderful series is written first person..and its great..so I was disappointed that this book was written in 3rd...and that just does not do it for me...I struggled till about half way through this book and it finally hooked me enough to adjust to the writing style...Most people will love this..but even though the story is completely terrifying...it was not my cup of tea!

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Silent But Deadly

I wasn't sure where the story was going at first but I can't wait to continue. At first I thought it was going to be about a couple of cadets trying to get out of an infected town. Then it turned into another plot twist on top of that one and now we see into the mindset of the person responsible for the virus. Then the virus spreads.
Then on top of that one we go to a story about one admitted terrorist (?) just trying to survive after being unfairly blamed for the whole thing going from country to country to country. Then the virus spreads.
Starts out with a lot of action and doesn't stop. Just enough character build to get into the thinking process of the people involved. I really want to know how these stories evolve as I am beginning to care about each one.
Virus versus people versus government versus survival - all good!

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It amazing book

Next one and a good story to a zombie fans and the book is good

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Something Different

Not exactly Zombies, but something to be feared non the less. This book is filled with action, compassion, and giggles. O'Brien sure did his homework from the CDC to the Military. The only complaint I have is that I have to wait for the next book.

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Terrifyingly realistic

Another John O'Brien story to scare the crap out of me. This zombie tale starts at Ground Zero and shows just how easily thus could happen. I couldn't stop listening!

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Couldn't Stop Listening

You did it again. Awesome book! I can't wait for the next book to come out on audio.

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Scary

Very realistic and scary, nightmare causing stuff. The realist and well written story is a could be scenario, that only a highly successful author could write. The narrator gives a masterful performance of the story. Recommended

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great story

great book the story was good to bad it back fired on them now the world is dead lol

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Just stretched the story line way to much

Over the top way stupid errors made by the characters. Tried to make the main character witty, but it fell short. Characters just not developed. Just got nothing good from this book.

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  • Annette Wright
  • 11-27-17

Great book

I'm a big fan of John O'Brien's A New World series. For fans of that series I'd say this is similar but has a stronger emphasis on the military side of things. I enjoyed the story. It had great characters and an interesting arc. I recommend.