The people that killed the world were fiendishly clever.
After decades of planning, the contagion was unleashed, and overnight hundreds of millions died and came back as rampaging, undead monsters. The living that had been lucky enough to survive the first day of carnage, lucky enough to be in the right place, and lucky enough that some of them had the skills to survive soon found out there was much more to worry about than just zombies.
In the high desert on the outskirts of Reno, there is an old truck stop frequented by a mix of hard caliber truckers, day tourists, musicians, and travelers. They have survived the chaotic first hours of contact with the undead and now must make their way across the country to a location they believe is safe. Zombies are only the beginning of their troubles as they try to cover the thousands of miles of open road with their hastily armored 18-wheelers. Gunny, a long haul trucker doing one of the few jobs available to him as a disgraced soldier, is unwillingly saddled with the job of getting these survivors to the safe zone. With a motley crew of truck drivers, college kids, veterans, a drug dealer, and a rock star, they are racing the clock to make it before time runs out. The last text he had received from his wife before the cell towers went down told him she was trapped in a high-rise in downtown Atlanta and their son was in detention, stranded in the basement of the school he attended. Gunny just wanted to drop the hammer, steal some guns, and blast his way in to rescue them, but duty called. He had to get these people to safety first, then he could recruit the best of this crew to help him save his family. If they survived the journey.
©2017 David Rine (P)2017 David Rine
This is one of the best zombie books I've had the pleasure to listen to. It's up there with Mountain man and Dead drunk. Great characters and narration and super fast zombies arghhh scary!!!!
"Eric A. Shelman nails it!"
No! But it complements it and brings the characters to life with the different voices.
Gunny is my favourite. I love his commitment to his fellow war vet's, truck drivers and family.
The scene with Long Dawg, when he does his thing with the gun! Awesome!
Vet's v Zombies!
This is one of the best Zombie books I've read, it is a MUST READ!
"great book !!"
comes from a little bit different perspective and as a zombie book lover this is exciting! looking forward to the next book in the series!
"Good story, start to a series"
Good story, interesting perspective. I wish I knew it was a start to a series before I got it though. Not a cliffhanger ending, but definitely not over. Narrator is ok, not a lot of variance in his voices, but not terrible. In the end, worth your credit.
"Not Your Typical Military/Zombie Apocalypse Book"
This was an excellent listen! It had the military and zombies, was it's not your typical military vs. zombies apocalypse book. The military guys are retired truck drivers. It's a pretty good book! Much better than most zombie books. It doesn't have an ending. So you'll have to listen to book 2 when it comes out, which I will definitely be doing. I'm anxious to see how the teenagers are doing.
The narrator also did a great job. 5 stars all around!
"Lots of action and a little humor too!"
I'm a trucker so I really enjoyed this story from some trucker's perspectives. Plenty of good characters, fast, vicious zombies (my favorite) plus a really good storyline! Follow this group of all different kinds of folks brought together by chance, all because they were at the same truck stop when the zombies swarmed! A little dark humor, but definitely a scary zombie story! There's a lot of pretty bad ones out now, this is a helluva good story to start a series, not to mention this author's first book! I'll bet he only gets better!
"Circle the 18-Wheelers!"
The world has been infected with a toxin through the food chain. When ingested people died, reanimating as raging, hungry undead. All signs pointed to the Middle East as the culprit. In the desert outside of Reno, Nevada lies an old well-known truck stop. Many of the truckers who frequent the truck stop are grizzled gun-toting veterans. The undead population from Reno makes their way up the highway towards the truck stop. Firefights brake out and the truck stop is defended with life and limb. To Gunny’s utter surprise he is appointed leader; in more ways than one. As leader and one of the long-time truckers, he is charged with moving everyone from the truck stop to a safer location. The population decreases dramatically as the rampant epidemic spreads throughout the planet. Industry begins to shut down as there are fewer and fewer people alive to maintain it. Close to two hundred nuclear power plants will also follow this path. As the emergency generators fail the plants will melt down spreading radioactive fallout across the globe. This disaster atop the prevailing disaster drastically complicates Gunny’s mission to find safe haven for his convoy of thirty some people. The journey is fraught with danger and uncertainty at every turn. Will the convoy make it to safety?
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