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Zombie Fallout -- Mark Tufo

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Zombie Fallout

Reuters – Estimates say that nearly three thousand people nationwide, and fifteen thousand people worldwide have died of the H1N1 virus or Swine flu and nearly eighty thousand cases have been confirmed in hospitals and clinics across the United States and the world, the World Health Organization reported. The influenza pandemic of 2010, while not nearly as prolific as the one that raged in 1918 still has citizens around the world in a near state of panic.

New York Post (Headlines October 31st) – Beware! Children Carry Germs! – Halloween Canceled!

New York Times – (Headlines November 3rd) – Swine flu claims latest victim – Vice President surrounded by family and friends at the end.

Boston Globe – (Headlines November 28th) – Swine Flu Vaccinations Coming!

Boston Herald – (Headlines December 6th) – Shots in Short Supply – Lines Long!

National Enquirer – (Headlines December 7th) – The Dead Walk!

There would be no more headlines.

It started in a lab at the CDC (Center for Disease Control), virologists were so relieved to finally have an effective vaccination against the virulent swine flu. Pressure to come up with something had come from the highest office in the land. In an attempt at speed the virologists had made two mistakes, first they used a live virus and second they didn’t properly test for side effects. Within days hundreds of thousands of vaccinations shipped across the US and the world. People lined up for the shots, like they were waiting in line for concert tickets. Fights broke out in drugstores as fearful throngs tried their best to get one of the limited shots. Within days the CDC knew something was wrong. Between 4 and 7 hours of receiving the shot roughly 95% succumbed to the active H1N1 virus in the vaccination. More unfortunate than the death of the infected was the added side effect of reanimation, it would be a decade before scientists were able to ascertain how that happened. The panic that followed couldn’t be measured. Loved ones did what loved ones always do, they tried to comfort, their kids or their spouses or their siblings, but what came back was not human not even remotely. Those people that survived their first encounter with these monstrosities usually did not come through unscathed, if bitten they had fewer than 6 hours of humanity left, the clock was ticking. During the first few hysteria ridden days of The Coming as it has become known, many thought the virus was airborne, luckily that was not the case or nobody would have survived. It was a dark time in human history. One from which we may never be able to pull ourselves out of the ashes from.


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Zombie book for the rest of us., June 13, 2010
Zombie's with sex appeal, rednecks in monster trucks, and a round-boy Wally World door greater who hears the voice of the "All Knowing" and thinks it's Ryan Seacrest? You betcha! This book was a laugh a minute without trying to be a parody. The mundane and everyday things that happen to these people in the middle of the Zombie Apocalypse make this book more realistic and accessible than any of the gore fest or techno-babble zombie fiction of recent memory. A flatulent Bulldog and a wife who would rather you drive your own car when the zombies come(she doesn't want to get any door dings)all make sense when Mr. Tufo puts them on the page along with enough action to keep you turning pages to the not so final chapter. I loved this book and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for some fresh air in the putrid world of zombies. I can't wait for the next two books in this trilogy.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, July 22, 2010
I have read most zombie novels available on Amazon and not since Day By Day Armageddon have I enjoyed a zombie book as much as Zombie Fallout. If you liked Day By Day you will like this one to. This author followed the traditional notions of a zombie but has thrown in a few twists along the way which I felt really increased the tension. I loved this book from start to finish and look forward to the sequel.

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best zombie books ever!!!, June 10, 2011
You can see in my kindle list that 90% of my books are zombie related. This book I could not put down, great read. As soon as I finished I read the others two books in less than a week!!!If you are a hardcore zombie fan as I am don't wait any longer and buy it, you won't regret it. If only October could come fast enough for the fourth book (estimated time of release of author Mark Tufo, according to his site [...]) to come out... :)