How far would you go to save the ones you love?
Two brothers learn of the apocalypse after being out of touch for a few days. Returning to town, they learn first-hand, the dead are coming back to life with a taste for flesh. With their parents in Nebraska, they must embark on a journey to rescue them as they set into motion their zombie apocalypse plan. But they’ll see not all is fun and games as they realize it is nothing like they imagined it would be.
Can they make it in time to save their parents from a fate worse than death?
Emmett Wolfe has been preparing for this day for years, but still, cannot believe it is happening. An infection unlike any other has begun to spread across America and the world as he knows it is coming to an end. He must rescue his daughter and ex-wife and transport them to a safe location.
But at the end of the world, nowhere is safe anymore…
Book 1 of the The Brother’s Creed series.
Luckily for James and Connor, the world ended while they were on a hunting trip. When the brothers returned, they found civilization overrun with the ravenous undead. Fortunately, the hunters were well-armed. With their ally, Emmett, they begin their long journey. But danger obstructs every way, and if some survivors can be found, others will be lost.
In Outbreak, Joshua C. Chadd relates the fall of civilization, both to zombies and to the living whose wicked nature is unleashed by anarchy. Heroes ratchet up almost superhuman kill counts, but also heavy losses. In keeping with its genre, Outbreak escalates to considerable levels of violence as the protagonists mow through hordes of the undead. Unfortunately, the brothers are equally merciless to their human enemies, killing men in their sleep and shooting one fleeing enemy. The brothers even torture a captive for information. A few mercy killings further muddy the moral waters.
Sure, zombies are ubiquitous in popular culture, but this zombie thriller gets an unusual religious turn. Survivors both affirm and question God. One person speculates the undead are a plague of the biblical end times, and one fanatical priest presents a cruel distortion of religion. Despite its violence, Outbreak will doubtless thrill readers who enjoy a good zombie yarn.
Best for: Adults and fans of horror, especially the zombie subgenre.
Discern: Graphic violence with considerable gore and one torture scene; once, several people (mostly women) are beaten, but only the results are seen; moderate language; one instance of a nineteen-year-old person drinking alcohol.