In Harm's Way, book three in the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series, picks up on day eight where Soldier On: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse left off.
Outbreak - Day Eight
After running and gunning across much of the western US, Cade Grayson, former Delta Force operator, is finally reunited with his wife, Brook, and daughter, Raven. Hours after arriving at the relative safety of Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, the new Capital of the United States, Cade is approached by the new president, Valerie Clay. Her request is simple: she appeals to the patriot in him to rejoin the unit that he left for civilian life 15 months prior and once more go into harm's way, taking the fight to the enemy.
Meanwhile, Duncan Winters, Vietnam-era aviator, finds himself stranded in Springs along with BLM firefighter Daymon Bush. Both men arrived with Cade and were promised transport back to Eden, Utah. Duncan longs to be reunited in Eden with his brother, Logan, a survivalist/Doomsday prepper. Daymon, with no surviving family, knows only one thing for certain: he doesn't want to remain trapped behind the wire inside of a huge government-run military base.
Mere days after Washington, D.C., is overrun and the sitting president goes missing, Robert Christian, billionaire kingmaker who has been waiting in the wings for a world-changing event such as this, marshals his group of mercenaries led by former Navy SEAL Ian Bishop. Their mission: to control what remains of the United States by any means necessary and ultimately reshape the country to fit their warped vision for a new world order.
Will Cade accept President Clay's overture and embark on a new high priority mission alongside his friend and mentor, Delta Commander General Mike Desantos? Will Brook Grayson continue to hone her newly found survival skills and successfully train her 11-year-old daughter, Raven, to defend herself against the undead threat?
be prepared for a slight slowdown
Day 8 of the zombie apocalypse. There is no cure. There is little to no chance that anyone who has made it just over a week will continue to live for much longer. Cade Grayson has been reunited with his wife and daughter just in time for the new President to ask Cade to re-up to help fight against the new enemies of the state – the zombies and others.
Narration for In Harm’s Way was done by Chris Patton. If you are familiar with the series, you know that Patton has narrated the other two books in this series too. He is the perfect voice for Cade and the other characters. A little raspy and manly, the voice fits Cade’s character perfectly. The production quality was perfect; I didn’t notice any issues or problems with speed or anything else.
Trudge and Soldier on were fast-paced books. Especially Soldier On. I remember reading that and barely taking a chance to eat or sleep. In Harm’s Way was a little bit of a changeup compared to those two books because Chesser decided to take his time and provide an incredibly details explanation of what was going on in the world outside of Cade and the other soldiers little “bubble.”
While this change in speed wasn’t expected by me, I still really enjoyed the story the Chesser wrote. The direction he is taking this series makes me happy and I think that book 4 will be right back at the bang-bang-bang speed that I was used to.
Overall, this was still a great zombie book – just be prepared for a slight slowdown. Chesser finds a way with every book to leave me begging for more, and he’s done it again.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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