When the end came, it came quickly. No one knew where or exactly when the Omega Virus started, but soon it was everywhere. Read more...
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"Readers who enjoyed The Strain Trilogy, by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, will find plenty to satisfy them here."--"San Francisco Book Review"
When the end came, it came quickly. No one knew where or exactly when the Omega Virus started, but soon it was everywhere. And when the ones spreading it can't die, no one stands a chance of surviving.
"San Francisco, California." Father Xavier Church has spent his life ministering to unfortunate souls, but he has never witnessed horror like this. After he forsakes his vows in the most heartrending of ways, he watches helplessly as a zombie nun takes a bite out of a fellow priest's face...
"University of California, Berkeley." Skye Dennison is moving into her college dorm for the first time, simultaneously excited to be leaving the nest and terrified to be on her own. When her mother and father are eaten alive in front of her, she realizes the terror has just begun...
"Alameda, California. "Angie West made millions off her family's reality gun show on the History Channel. But after she is cornered by the swarming undead, her knowledge of heavy artillery is called into play like never before...
Within weeks, the world is overrun by the walking dead. Only the quick and the smart, the strong and the determined, will survive--for now.
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- ISBN-13: 9780425272633
- ISBN-10: 042527263X
- Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
- Publish Date: May 2014
- Page Count: 360
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
Series: Omega Days Novel
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-03-31
- Reviewer: Staff
Campbell (The Mangroves) provides an impressively convincing vision of a world suddenly gone insane in this print edition of a bestselling e-book, the start of a series. Catholic priest Xavier Church has a crisis of faith just as zombies overwhelm California; trading God for guns, he becomes the de facto leader of a wandering band of survivors. The implosion of civilization shreds the patina of decency surrounding amoral televangelist Peter Dunleavy, transforms wide-eyed college freshman Skye Dennison into a remorseless antizombie fighter, puts San Quentin inmates T.C. and Carney back on the mean streets, and gives Russian helicopter pilot Vladimir Yurish an opportunity for heroism. These and other struggles to survive underscore the traditional implied comparison between ravaging zombies and secular social collapse. The maelstrom that Campbell creates is a somber portrayal of the human capacity for both selfishness and, more rarely, altruism. He effectively builds a mood of terror that sweeps the reader along in this powerful example of the zombie thriller genre at its best. (May)