BURN THE DEAD by Steven Jenkins
Rob is an ordinary guy. He has a wife named Anna and a four year old son named Sammy . Rob is a typical blue-collar shift-worker. He hates his job, but does it anyway in order to put food on the table and a roof over the heads’ of his family.
Rob works at Romkirk Ltd. as a Burner. His boss is a jerk but Rob tries to grin and bear it and just get his job done.
As a “Burner” it is Rob’s job to burn zombies. They arrive in body bags, and inside the bags they are restrained and muzzled. All Rob has to do is throw the bag in the furnace and push the ‘start’ button.
He’s not supposed to open the bags. He’s not supposed to look at what is left of the infected person, but he just can’t help himself. He always looks.
Then, Rob’s worst nightmare comes true. He opens one of the bags and inside he finds his wife. He can’t believe what he is seeing. How did she get infected? She was nauseous the night before, but he never suspected that she was turning into a zombie.
His heart leaps into his throat and all he can think about is his son. Where is Sammy? Is he safe? Will Rob be able to reach him before the same horrible fate befalls his son?
This is the story a man’s quest to find and save his son.
I have a love/hate relationship with zombie fiction. i find that most zombie books follow the same storyline (just with different characters). ‘Burn The Dead’ is written from a unique perspective.
I love the sense of urgency the author makes the reader feel. Even readers who do not have children can relate to the anguish of a father searching for his missing child.
I love the fact that the story is set in a unique environment. It is not a typical zombie apocalypse. I don’t want to give too much away, but every person who thinks they know zombie fiction needs to read this book.
This is an action packed read that will keep you up at night. The range of emotions I experienced while reading it ranged from anxiety to terror to absolute mirth.
There are times when you will laugh, times when you will want to cry, times when you will be absolutely terrified, but at all times you will want to keep reading.
This is one of the best, if not THE best zombie fiction books I have read in a LONG time.
This book deserves 6 stars. You will not be disappointed if you spend your hard earned money on this book.
I am now definitely a fan of Steven Jenkins.
You can buy this book online in the USA at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KX9LXD6?ie=UTF8&at=aw-iphone-pc-us-20&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links
For more information about this author, visit him online at: http://www.steven-jenkins.com
* I received a free ebook copy of ‘Burn The Dead’ in exchange for a fair and honest review.*