‘Lebbon is quite simply the most exciting new name in horror for years.’ – SFX Magazine
THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS CHANGED FOREVER
THE REASON IS COLDBROOK
The facility lay deep in Appalachian Mountains, a secret laboratory called Coldbrook. Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world. Theirs was to be the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, but they had no idea what they were unleashing.
With their breakthrough comes disease and now it is out and ravaging the human population. The only hope is a cure and the only cure and the only cure is genetic resistance: an uninfected person amongst the billions dead.
In the chaos of destruction there is only one person that can save the human race.
But will they find her in time?
Lebbon creates a complex tapestry of myth, science, and horror, with an intricate plot strengthened by charismatic characters. Scientists at Coldbrook, a secret lab in the Appalachians, discover a gate to an alternate Earth. After a drooling, singing zombie tears into our reality, team member Vic Pearson breaks lockdown to rescue his family, freeing the infected dead from the underground facility, while aging project head Jonah Jones struggles to orchestrate man's salvation from the overrun bunker. Technician Holly Wright plunges through the gate to avoid becoming zombie chow and encounters a warped reflection of our world, stumbling on the source of the dimension-crossing plague. Amid incredibly violent carnage, Jayne Woodhams, a woman suffering from a rare disease, discovers that she is resistant to the zombie infection. Will Vic and other desperate survivors find salvation in her bloodstream, or does humankind's end come with the finality of grinding teeth? Archetypal themes of love, sacrifice, and guilt add emotional vigor and intellectual substance to what can also be enjoyed simply as a gutsy horror show.