Book Chat: The Gathering Dead
A special ops team is sent into NY to rescue a doctor who may hold the key to stopping the zombie infection.
The Horde Is Always Hungry…
The zombie apocalypse has begun, and Major Cordell McDaniels is given the most important mission of his career: lead a Special Forces team into New York City to rescue the one man who can stop the ghastly virus that reanimates the dead.
But as a growing army of flesh-eating corpses takes over the streets and a violent storm renders airborne extraction impossible, McDaniels struggles to find a way out of the Big Apple. The odds of anyone getting out alive plummet further when slaughtered members of his own Special Forces team join the ranks of the gathering dead… with their military skills intact!
As the zombie apocalypse erupts, Colonel McDaniels and his special ops team are tasked with extracting a doctor from New York, who may hold the key to stopping the virus that started the undead walking.
Things escalate quickly out of control as the helicopters sent in for rescue, crash. The streets are filling with the dead, who are vicious and never stop. The team secures a fairly safe spot in the top floor of an office building. Earl, a maintenance man for the company is hiding out with his two daughters. He helped the team get food and directed them to important designations in the building; such as the garage where they secured a hardy vehicle. I liked that a family joined with the military group so there more of a mixture of individuals.
The action increases as zombies continually attack, including some undead special team members, who have memory of operating guns and even throwing grenades. It made the teams escape much more difficult. This was different than anything I’ve read so far in a zombie novel. There was a lot of fighting, shooting and dying heroes. For this reader, the shooting scenes became a bit repetitive.
A good novel and recommended for zombie fans.
NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the February issue.