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Narrator Timothy Holcomb turns in a hypnotic, tour-de-force performance in this audiobook version of Derek Gunn’s refreshingly original and briskly paced zombie apocalypse saga, set in the bucolic Irish countryside, about a group of citizens trapped inside of a quarantine zone after a poisonous gas released by an unearthed Nazi submarine morphs much of the population into flesh-eating automatons. Gunn’s refusal to rehash standard zombie lit tropes, coupled with Holcomb’s masterful command of the material, sets this title apart from the pack.

Summary

Journalist John Pender has returned to his home town of Whiteshead to rekindle his marriage. Ex-British Intelligence Officer Dave Johnson has arrived to isolate himself after his fiance is murdered during a mission that went terribly wrong. But excavations for the new shopping centre unearth a mysterious contagion that threatens to throw their lives into chaos. Now the residents of Whiteshead are trapped within a quarantine zone with the military on one side and ravenous hordes on the other. Escape is no longer an option. Far out in the mouth of the estuary a small keep sits forlornly surrounded by an apron of jagged rocks. This refuge has always been unassailable, a place of myth and legend that has grown in folklore through the years. Now, it's the survivors' only hope of sanctuary. But there are thousands of flesh-eating infected between them and the keep and time is running out…

©2009 Derek Gunn (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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