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Slow Burn: Zero Day, Book 1

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  • Posted September 2, 2013

    Bobby Adair¿s ¿Slow Burn¿ really made my day. It is a terrific,

    Bobby Adair’s ‘Slow Burn’ really made my day. It is a terrific, hugely enjoyable read—so don’t even attempt to start reading it if you have to finish something—a homework, some project, or even some work you’ve brought home from the office—because right in the first page, you’ll be incurably hooked.

    Like all other zombie novels, the world is falling brutally apart in ‘Slow Burn’: there’s a global pandemic of sorts, and you sort of immediately accept that things are going to go from bad to worse in a matter of hours, in true zombie apocalypse fashion. At the heart of all that encroaching horror is the usually oblivious Zed Zane, whose most important “mission” for that fateful Sunday morning is asking her mom for another wad of cash to pay the rent. But what should have been a normal, piss-on-your-ego day for Zed turns out to be the beginning of his horrific slide into the zombie apocalypse: his mother dead, his step-dad Dan trying to eat him (and partially succeeding so), and discovering to his mounting arpeggio of horror that not even the old, trusty, ever-reliable 911 is totally out of reach. He has a festering wound on his arm (thanks to step-dad) that is probably going to turn him into one of the infected soon, there’s terrific, indescribable pain shooting up in his head, there’s an encroaching fever that just makes it worse. And to top it all, there’s a new world outside the door—a world that either wants to eat him or fear him. So what does the ever-cool Zed Zane do?

    From being a perpetual loser to the world’s unlikeliest “hero”, Zed’s transformation (physically and figuratively) is an utterly clever achievement from a literary standpoint. Intelligently written and brimming with that kind of dark humor you’ve probably known in some of Terry Pratchet or Jeff Lindsay’s books, ‘Slow Burn’ is one helluva thrill ride. You’ll savor every word, every line, and you’ll wish the author writes a sequel, and soon.

    I can’t recommend ‘Slow Burn’ enough. Try the preview chapters on Kindle and see for yourselves how Bobby Adair’s writing smoothly reels you in and glues you to your seat, entranced for the novel’s fast pace and a language that subliminally “infects” you with the overwhelming need to read the rest of the story. You won’t be able to put this down once you start reading. That’s a fair warning, and one whose truth you’d be glad to find out on your own. Fans of the zombie novel genre will not only be disappointed, they will utterly love ‘Slow Burn.’ Five stars, no less.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    Normally I'm not a huge fan of zombie books, but once in a while

    Normally I'm not a huge fan of zombie books, but once in a while I'll come across one that is worth the time investment and this was certainly one of those.

    The book is very well written with a darkly intelligent and amusing feel reminiscent of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series.  The quality writing, combined with a level of adventure and suspense that favorably reminds the reader of James Dashner's Maze Runner series, makes for a quite enjoyable reading experience.

    The characters were believable and, although probably not people you'd care to know in real life, worked well in the story and interacted nicely, clearly illustrating the complex relationships one would find in such circumstances.

    I was also pleasantly surprised to discover that this is the first book in a series and will look forward to reading about Zed's quest in future installments.

    If you are looking for an intelligent and darkly humorous zombie apocalypse novel, look no further.  I highly recommend this!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2013

    Anon

    Five zombie pandemic stars on this book. Fast paced, action packed and the plot is different from the all or nothing premise of once bitten...now you're one of the walking dead. There is enough graphic detail to satisfy the hard core zombie lovers, but enough restraint to keep soft core from throwing up. The characters are the good, the bad, and the ugly. They make this book stand out in zombie genre. Heads up to the writer, the only thing I didn't like was the cover art, for readers who judge a book by its cover you are going to lose many readers who will be missing out on a great read. Thanks for giving us a zombie series so fully fleshed out. Jp

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    great author

    Another freebie that got me hooked on an author. Sci Fi medical mystery thriller with a little humor thrown in to lighten things up.
    I loved the characters there is one for everyone from the know it all, the bully and the girls and of course the almost practical one.
    I will be watching for more from Mr. Adair!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2015

    Great start for the series

    Characters are believable, for a zombie series, they do the things you would expect people to do. Not like the mindless morons you have to follow in similar stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2014

    No Emotion

    I love zombie books. But this one didn't give me the usual thrill. There was no feeling.

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  • Posted November 21, 2014

    Good book. Zed Zane is a man without direction. He comes home to

    Good book. Zed Zane is a man without direction. He comes home to a horrendous scene before him and ends up in a detention center for people who have been bitten. Almost by accident he ends up with a friend and when they are out they and another man bond together to escape the chaos going on around them. They cannot understand what is going on but they keep surviving and slowly they figure it out. As usual in these zombie stories the people are often more dangerous than the zombies. 
    I don't know how I missed this one but it is a good one and there are several books written so I don't have to stop in the middle of the action and wait for the next book to be written, which I really hate. I hate it because I read a lot and by the time the new book is written to continue the story you read from months to years before you have to reread them to remember what has happened. 

    Bobby Adair is a good writer and I will read more by him. Fairly good editing, nothing glaring. 

    If you are a zombie fan like I am and haven't read this, well, do yourself a favor and read this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    Great!

    Loyal reader for life!

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  • Posted October 28, 2014

    Story is well told. Likeable characters. Great storyline and be

    Story is well told. Likeable characters. Great storyline and best of all several more installments to go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2014

    The

    Blah blah wutever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2014

    Best zombie apocalypse I've read in a long time

    Definitely a new spin on a well worn genre. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    Great

    Great story. A bit short. But well thought out. Some minor editing slips but nothing tragic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Great read

    What another great read. If you like a good zombie book the heres one for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Love this series. Can't wait for book 5

    Love this series. Can't wait for book 5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Great quick read!

    This book got right to the meat!!! Nothing worse than reading a zombie book- be on page 100 and no zombies!! This story from the beginning grabs your attention and keeps it. It's a quick read. Definetly worth your time to check it out! Now onto book 2:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Great

    Read all four books so far, great twist or different take on a zombie book

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  • Posted May 19, 2014

    Very Good Reading.  I was hooked from the first and can't wait t

    Very Good Reading.  I was hooked from the first and can't wait to read #2 and more from this author.

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  • Posted May 16, 2014

    Enjoyed the book. Just wish it was a longer read.

    Enjoyed the book. Just wish it was a longer read.

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