Zero Day series #1
by Bobby Adair
Zed Zane is oblivious to the current flu scare that has been generated. He had become disdainful and distrustful of the media hype generated by competing new stations over the years. He perceives the news flashes as just yet another new flu strain sensationalized by news networks. He has other things to worry about. Like eating some crow, swallowing a bit of pride in the process, and asking his mother for money to cover his rent, yet again. But he soon discovers that it is far more than a flu virus that has taken over his hometown.
Zombies! Gotta love zombie stories and this is probably one of the best plots I've read as far as zombies go. I DO love zombie stories even though the general plot is fairly cookie cutter usually. A horde of zombies, several survivors, a feeding frenzy, fewer survivors, and a mad dash to freedom by the strongest of the survivors. You can almost always count on at least one female to trip and fall while being chased, and then devoured by the pack of zombies. However, in Slow Burn Aldair gives us a comprehensive theory as to how the zombies came to be.
Regardless of the editing errors, I would still recommend this to fans of zombie laden fiction. The text isn't filled with mindless gore for the sake of grossing out the reader, but is fairly subtle with its handling of the gruesome details. Slow Burn is a very promising beginning to Bobby Aldair's new zombie series.