A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried. People are frightened. But Zed Zane is oblivious.
Zed needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride and heads to his mom’s house for a lunch of begging, again.
But something is wrong. There’s blood in the foyer. His mother’s corpse is on the living room floor. Zed’s stepdad, Dan, is wild with crazy-eyed violence and attacks Zed when he comes into the house. They struggle into the kitchen. Dan’s yellow teeth tear at Zed’s arm but Zed grabs a knife and stabs Dan 37 times, or so the police later say.
With infection burning in his blood, Zed is arrested for murder. But the world is falling apart, and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life among the infected who would kill him and the normal people who fear him.
5-star praise for SLOW BURN:
Intense, Gripping, and Impossible to Put Down!
“…highly visceral, gritty, and raw, but rather than it being gratuitous in terms of violence or gore, it actually uses these elements on a philosophical level.The fast-paced action and suspense…had me hooked from the very first page…”
Excellent Zombie Tale with a Twist
“…While there’s been a resurgence in zombie novels lately, Slow Burn stands out… the author has a great way with sensory detail that makes the novel come alive. Recommended for those who enjoy horror…and for those who are looking for an exciting, action-filled read.”
I’m just going to put this out there: I grew up with an irrational fear of Flying Monkeys. How is a little kid supposed to know that they only exist in Oz?
I’m not a native of any state. I’ve lived in so many that I see myself as a native American, which works out for me since I am also fractionally a Native American to an improbable, yet significant degree.
I lived more than half of my life in Texas and I have a great affinity for Austin. it is a wonderfully diverse city full of interesting people.
I now live in Colorado where I enjoy spending my time in the mountains, cycling, hiking, or walking my dogs. Oh, and writing… I do that too.
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