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* One of Barnes & Noble Book Blog's Top 20 Zombie Novels of the Decade! *

The Michaluk Virus is loose.

In the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, the Michaluk Virus has escaped the CDC, and its effects are widespread and devastating. Most of the population of the southeastern United States have become homicidal cannibals. As society rapidly crumbles under the hordes of infected, three people—Ethan Bennett, a Memphis police officer; Cade Alton, his best friend and former IDF sharpshooter; and Brandt Evans, a lieutenant in the US Marines—band together against the oncoming crush of death and terror sweeping across the world.

As Cade, Brandt, and Ethan hole up in a safe house in Tupelo, others begin to join them in their bid for survival. When the infected attack and they’re forced to flee, one departs to Memphis in search of answers while the others escape south to Biloxi, where they encounter more danger than they bargained for. And in Memphis, the answers that one man finds are the last answers he wanted, answers that herald a horrific possibility that there may be more to this virus than first suspected.

“Fast zombies become slow zombies become kick-ass.”--Peter Clines, author of EX-HEROES and EX-PATRIOTS

“I can’t wait for part 2 to be released … it’s definitely an entertaining must read. Great job Jessica--two CrackBerry thumbs up!”--CrackBerry.com

“From the chilling opening scenes to the tension-filled climax, Jessica Meigs has crafted a story that reminded me that zombies are really scary.”--Kevin J. Burke, author of THE LAST MAILMAN

Fiction & Literature
November 19
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Lochander ,

The Becoming

I just stumbled on to this series after reading another series, by a different author in the same genre. It was good, the pace was fast the characters were easy to relate to. The only thing I would suggest is a little better knowledge of details, you can’t manually deactivate the safety on a Glock 17 it has a trigger safety.

vtHAD ,

Feeling ripped off

I made it to chapter 11 and am calling it quits. The free sample sets the stage to a good read end of the world book. After spending 5.99 to get the rest, the story gets stupid and insulting.
We are told the main characters are IDF, police and military. All having served for years and been in action. YET, they go into ‘shock’ and act too stupid to live, only to have the other one, who just got done being self destructively stupid to all of a sudden be the rational soldier, while the previously able one falls apart to too stupid to live. all these gun toting professionals don’t understand weapons or their use apparently. And after listening to a police scanner and the TV, all of which verify what they are personally going through and seeing, they still have NO survival skills or understanding what they are facing, let alone how to act—-even in the realm of their personal professions they don’t know what to do.
J Méigs has no clue about guns, military, police, rule of law, how people act in a life or death situation, survival strategies, evacuation/disaster preparedness, etc.... I wanted to like this, my genre and all but this is so insulting and I hate to say it as I am a woman, this is written by a girl and it shows. So not worth paying for, not happy.

The_Wuggles ,


This book brings into thought several things not seen in normL zombie books, them being smart to "scout", and then bring the entire hoard back. It also suggests the zombies could feel pain when being burnt "dead" again, and they would scream. Overall a very good read, i was hooked and finished it within three days. The ending is.. Different, i wasn't quite expecting that. Didn't seem like a part of the story to end on, but i have read much, much worse.

Definitely would recommend this book.

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