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The 3rd and final Morningstar Saga book, SURVIVORS, is now available for pre-order here!

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I just ordered this from amazon cos of you guys' reviews   It better be bloody good, I'm running out of zombie books to read and FAST!  Then it's withdrawal.......... *shivers*


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I just ordered this from amazon cos of you guys' reviews   It better be bloody good, I'm running out of zombie books to read and FAST!  Then it's withdrawal.......... *shivers*


Trust me you'll like it, lots of action like Z's book!

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It arrived on Saturday and I'm having to FORCE myself to put it down long enough to do things like eat and sleep.  It's great!  The action is fast (which I like), there's a decent plot and it's sucked me in like MSS does.  Not finished it yet but I'm getting there... probably be late for work today   I'd recommend it!

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It arrived on Saturday and I'm having to FORCE myself to put it down long enough to do things like eat and sleep.  It's great!  The action is fast (which I like), there's a decent plot and it's sucked me in like MSS does.  Not finished it yet but I'm getting there... probably be late for work today   I'd recommend it!

Glad you like it.  It is right up there with Z's stuff IMO.


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Yea i am still reading am somewhere after the hugh incident at the  crab plant.. i need to hide in the bath room to read it at work..lol


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Its an awesome book. Picked it up during a weekend off, and finished in two days. couldnt put it down. Same effect Z had on me.

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I'm still reading into it, but it kinda' feels like it was ripped off of a story I wrote awhile back.  I'm not pissed, or anything--look who's published.  I'm just saying it's similiar to STAZES in the whole "there's a team that elliminates zombies."

Aweome story and a well-written book.

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Yeah I ordered in on Amazon 2 nights ago because of you guys' reviews. It's not here yet, though.
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Yeah I finished Patient Zero two days ago.

Like said before, it's definitely a cross-over kind of novel. Not quite a full-fledged zombie novel as it has many aspects of a Tom Clancy novel. Regardless, it's well worth the read, IMO. The plot had different aspects unraveling as it went on and on, so it was quite different from the day-to-day survival stories of general zombie novels. 

I felt it had similarities with The Dead Shall Inherit The Earth in the sense that though it involves zombies, that aspect is slightly shelved as compared to the plot and what goes on with the main character. While the zombies definitely had their presence, there is so much more to the book than just 'escape the zombies!'

It was very interesting and well written. I enjoyed it.

DBDA is in the mail, so that's next on my agenda.


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I finished it in 3 days and it only took me that long as I was on holiday!!

Oh my word. I cannot stress how amazing this book is!

Like Creeper said it had the same effect on me as Z's books!

I'm going to re-read it and more than once I should imagine!


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I finished it in 3 days and it only took me that long as I was on holiday!!

Oh my word. I cannot stress how amazing this book is!

Like Creeper said it had the same effect on me as Z's books!

I'm going to re-read it and more than once I should imagine!


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I was REALLY hoping that the virus was going to make itself to the GP.  I wanted to see a sequel set in a ZPAW with the main character (I forgot his name I have read about 4 other zombie books since I finished this) and his boys setting up a fortress and trying to look for a cure.

A little more zombie action in terms of one on one stuff would have been nice.  I obviously still loved the book.

I am about half done with Empire and have to say I am not as turned off by the 'Pale Horse' stuff as I thought I would be.

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FInished Patient Zero yesterday. Wow, an amazing read, as stated by other posters an extremely hard book to put down.

Capn Joe Ledger is the dogs dangleys!!

Does any one know if there is a sequel in the pipe line?


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Did you read the prequel?

http://us.macmillan.com/CMS400/uploadedFiles/COUNTDOWN_free.pdf
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yes this was an amazing z book- and if you look on the inside of the back cover, theres a portion that says to wait for the authors next book Dragon Factory (i think thats the name) but I dont know if its a sequel or just another one of his novels- anybody have any info?

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http://us.macmillan.com/CMS400/uploadedFiles/COUNTDOWN_free.pdf


Yeah read that.

Would like to read more about this "Mr Church"

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The book is very covert ops/hardcore militray type stuff so far.  Only one zombie interaction in the story so far.

I still love it.  I am on page 112.  There is some big time build up and I love the main character.

I love the idea behind the story as well.

Has noone else read this book?




Patient Zero rocks!!  While some zombie purists might balk at the details in the book, I found the plot and writing style excellent and the main character can really kick zombie butt.  I would follow a man like that into hell and back.

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hopefully there is another book


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Thanks for all the kind words for PATIENT ZERO.  Glad you guys enjoyed it.

Couple of things….First, there will be other Joe Ledger novels, but they’re not zombie books.  Joe faces different science threats in each novel.  Next up is THE DRAGON FACTORY, in which he squares off against scientists using cutting-edge transgenics to complete the Nazi Master Race Program.  The first three books of the series have been optioned for TV by Sony Pictures.

There will be a direct zombie-themed short story sequel to PATIENT ZERO, however.  It’s called “Zero Tolerance” and will be in John Joseph Adams’ anthology THE LIVNG DEAD 2 (due out in 2010).

In September of 2010, Simon & Schuster will launch the first in my new series of zombie novels.  ROT & RUIN introduces Benny Imura, a teenager dealing with life in the world fourteen years after the zombie apocalypse.  It’ll be followed in 2011 by DUST & DECAY.

And I have a couple of other zombie projects.  My nonfiction book, ZOMBIE CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead has just gone into 3rd printing.  And I was part of the team of writers for MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN (along with David Wellington, Fred Van Lente and Seth Grahame-Smith).  That sold out as a five-part comic book series and will be released in both hardback and trade paperback in January.

So…yeah…I love my zombies.

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ive read a little bit of p.z. i liked it.


p.s. mr. mayberry if that really is you. you did a kick ass job on punisher naked kill.


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All I can say is COOOL!

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I'm re-reading it for the 3rd time.

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Yes, it's really me.  And, thanks for the shout-out on PUNISHER: NAKED KILL.  That was the first comic I wrote for Marvel (actually, it was the first I ever wrote!).
 
Funny thing is, it was because of PATIENT ZERO that I'm writing for Marvel.  The executive editor (Axel Alonso) read the novel and then called me to ask if I'd be interested in writing for Marvel.  (Damn silly question.)
 
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This is so cool of you to stop by our forum and post! It was also great to meet you at Horror Realm. (I was the black haired woman sitting next to Mr. Recht.)


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ZombieDiva...of course I remember you!  HorrorRealm was a wonderful event.  Being surrounded by zombie authors, zombie actors, zombie artists, and zombie fans...that's pretty much the formula for happiness as far as I'm concerned.



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Yes, it's really me.  And, thanks for the shout-out on PUNISHER: NAKED KILL.  That was the first comic I wrote for Marvel (actually, it was the first I ever wrote!).
 
Funny thing is, it was because of PATIENT ZERO that I'm writing for Marvel.  The executive editor (Axel Alonso) read the novel and then called me to ask if I'd be interested in writing for Marvel.  (Damn silly question.)
 
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Great book! - keep on, keeping on!  - Punisher VS. Zombies? Yeah!

PS. Keep your characters OUT of the Walmart- thank you.

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