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The Savage Dead

Joe McKinney

ISBN 9780786029303
Publish Date 9/3/2013
Format Paperback
Categories Pinnacle, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller/Suspense

“A rising star on the horror scene.” —Fearnet.com

The Voyage Begins

It starts in a laboratory. A man-made strain of flesh-eating virus. Created by a power-hungry cartel. Capable of turning victims into brain-dead carnivores. Smuggled aboard a cruise ship that’s about to set sail…

The Virus Spreads

One by one, the passengers are exposed. A U.S. senator. A young couple. An undercover agent. A beautiful assassin. Some will be infected. Others will survive. But no one will be spared if the outbreak isn’t contained—and the dead outnumber the living…

The Corpses Rise

Enter Delta Force operative Juan Perez. He’s fought the deadliest killers in the darkest hellholes on earth. But he’s never seen anything like this—an apocalyptic cargo of pure zombie mayhem heading for the coast. If Perez and his SEAL team can’t stop it, America, and quickly the entire population of the world, are finished. The plague years will begin…

Praise for Joe McKinney’s Novels

“A merciless, fast-paced and genuinely scary read that will leave you absolutely breathless.” —Bram Stoker Award-winning author Brian Keene on Dead City

“A fantastic tale of survival horror that starts with a bang and never lets up.” —Zombiehub.com on Mutated

About Joe McKinney:

Joe McKinney is the author of the novels Dead City and Quarantined, and more than thirty short stories and novellas. He has a master's degree in English Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and has worked as a homicide detective and as a disaster mitigation specialist for the San Antonio Police Department. He currently lives in the Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio with his wife and two children.

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Customer Review

The Savage Dead (Thursday, June 5, 2014)
Reviewer: The Jeep Diva

I have to recommend that you read this book on the very first day of your very first cruise. Oh I LOVE me a good zombie apocalypse tale. Joe McKinney delivers exactly that with The Savage Dead.
So many of the characters can be viewed as so many different things. Senator Rachel Sutton has declared a war on the drug cartels. She has done so much to make their business dealings more and more difficult. In return the cartels have continuously tried to end her life.
Now let’s talk about the psychotically brilliant Ramon Medina. He is the head of one of the cartels. He wants to stop Sutton more than anything. Being the resourceful man he is he has put his drug money in many different pots, including biomedical research, and this is where the fun begins.
What better way to make a statement than go on a vacation cruise into the country where you’ve made numerous enemies. Is there a smarter way to unleash the zombie virus than a cruise ship where is will be easily contained. Could you make a bigger statement in the don’t mess with me department than that.
I loved how everything played out. I loved how the points of view switched with regularity. I need multiple points of view. Everyone got their point across in their page time. The action was intense and flowed throughout the entire book. This romance loving diva even got a tiny bit of romance with this must buy zombie read.


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