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FLESH EATERS by HWA Member Joe McKinney

Posted by Dark Whisperer on March 17, 2011


Author: Joe McKinney

Battered by three devastating hurricanes in a row, the Texas coast is flattened. But for the people of Houston—and soon all of America—the most terrifying events are just beginning…

They Rise…
Out of the flooded streets of Houston, they emerge from plague-ridden waters. Dead. Rotting. Hungry. And as human survivors scramble to their rooftops for safety, the zombie hordes circle like sharks. The ultimate killing machines.

They Feed…
Houston is quarantined to halt the spread of the zombie plague. Anyone trying to escape is shot on sight—living and dead. Emergency Ops sergeant Eleanor Norton has her work cut out for her. Salvaging boats and gathering explosives, Eleanor and her team struggle to maintain order. But when civilization finally breaks down, the feeding frenzy begins.

They Multiply…
Biting, gnawing, feasting—but always craving more—the flesheaters increase their ranks every hour. With doomsday looming, Eleanor must focus on the people she loves—her husband and daughter—and a band of other survivors adrift in zombie-infested waters. If she can’t bring them into the quarantine zone, they’re all dead meat.

    “A merciless, fast-paced and genuinely scary read that will leave you absolutely breathless.” —Bram Stoker Award-winning author Brian Keene on Dead City
    “Compelling…with a lightning-fast pace. Earns its place in any library of living dead fiction.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Maberry on Apocalypse of the Dead

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New Release – Quarantined

Posted by Dark Whisperer on June 5, 2009

QuarantinedQuarantined

Author: Joe McKinney

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing

Release Date: May 29th, 2009

ISBN-10: 1897370652
ISBN-13: 978-1897370660

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Dying by the truckload from a deadly flu outbreak, the citizens of San Antonio, Texas have been quarantined by the U.S. Military. Inside the city, Detective Lily Harris is working burial statistics duty at the Scar, San Antonio’s mass graveyard, when she finds a brutally murdered young woman hidden among the plague dead.

A Tangled Web…

Lily’s investigation soon takes a dark turn. An even deadlier strain of the virus has emerged, and now she finds herself in the middle of a vicious battle between a corrupt local government, a beleaguered medical institution, and a population threatening to boil over into revolt at the quarantine.

No escape…

As the city erupts in violence, Lily is forced to do the unthinkable. With the clock ticking towards destruction, Lily must lead her family through the city to escape, and bring the truth to the world.

Whispers about Quarantined

“A crisply written police procedural set in the ravaged plague zone of a quarantined metropolis, rich in character and action, often brutal and sometimes touching, Joe McKinney’s latest is the kind of novel that may keep you up late into the night because it’s so hard to put down.” – Bruce Boston, author of The Guardener’s Tale

“McKinney has woven a taut whodunit, then ramped up the suspense and the stakes by spreading it across the backdrop of an apocalyptic plague. But as grisly as the murders and the disease are, the author wisely holds everything together with the powerful passion of a mother’s love for her daughter, thereby making his tale all the more satisfying and memorable.” – Kim Paffenroth, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dying to Live and Gospel of the Living Dead

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