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Coldbrook is a secret laboratory located deep in Appalachian Mountains. Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world. Theirs was to be the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, but they had no idea what they were about to unleash.

With their breakthrough comes disease and now it is out and ravaging the human population. The only hope is a cure and the only cure is genetic ...

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Coldbrook is a secret laboratory located deep in Appalachian Mountains. Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world. Theirs was to be the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, but they had no idea what they were about to unleash.

With their breakthrough comes disease and now it is out and ravaging the human population. The only hope is a cure and the only cure is genetic resistance: an uninfected person amongst the billions dead.

In the chaos of destruction there is only one person that can save the human race.

But will they find her in time?

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The scientists at Coldbrook should have known that messing with time/space continuum would come to no good, but they persisted. Of course, their "major breakthrough" brought with it a worldwide cataclysm of zombie marauders. Fortunately, a few of the surviving geniuses retain a conscience, but in this paperback and NOOK Book original, fighting back to square one is a marathon race.

Publishers Weekly
★ 02/03/2014
Lebbon creates a complex tapestry of myth, science, and horror, with an intricate plot strengthened by charismatic characters. Scientists at Coldbrook, a secret lab in the Appalachians, discover a gate to an alternate Earth. After a drooling, singing zombie tears into our reality, team member Vic Pearson breaks lockdown to rescue his family, freeing the infected dead from the underground facility, while aging project head Jonah Jones struggles to orchestrate man’s salvation from the overrun bunker. Technician Holly Wright plunges through the gate to avoid becoming zombie chow and encounters a warped reflection of our world, stumbling on the source of the dimension-crossing plague. Amid incredibly violent carnage, Jayne Woodhams, a woman suffering from a rare disease, discovers that she is resistant to the zombie infection. Will Vic and other desperate survivors find salvation in her bloodstream, or does humankind’s end come with the finality of grinding teeth? Archetypal themes of love, sacrifice, and guilt add emotional vigor and intellectual substance to what can also be enjoyed simply as a gutsy horror show. (Apr.)
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"Coldbrook is a good read with nicely developed characters and some really great action sequences...t’s a zombie apocalypse for sci-fi fans." - Bricks of the Dead

"Tim Lebbon takes a fascinating science fiction approach to the zombie apocalypse that reinvigorates the genre with a sense of originality." -  Drunken Zombie

"Coldbrook is like Stargate meets The Walking Dead and I absolutely recommend this one to anybody who likes sci-fi and/or zombies and/or likes to have the crap scared out of them. There is absolutely no way that I could give Coldbrook any less than FIVE of FIVE zombie heads. I’d give it six if I had a graphic for it."  - Zombie Book Blog 

"Great potential for a movie." - Paper Droids

"If you’re looking for a unique sci-fi thriller take on the zombie apocalypse, you should definitely check out Coldbrook." - Fiction Addict 

"Tim Lebbon is an author I will follow gladly after his superb accomplishment in Coldbrook. I love zombie apocalypses and was pleasantly surprised at Lebbon’s twists and emotionally impacting story." - Adventures in SciFi Publishing

"There is no debate that Tim Lebbon is a talented writer. His imagination paints the pages of Coldbrook like priceless art and his descriptive writing style delivers provocative characters, innovative settings and situational catastrophes in highly-detailed prose." - Examiner

"Tim Lebbon, in COLDBROOK, has created a terrific zombie story with a fascinating twist, with very human characters, and he’s not afraid to slip very poignant moments among the copious action and nearly unrelenting terror.COLDBROOK is like an awesome lovechild of Stargate and Robert McCammon’s SWAN SONG, with maybe a little dash of 28 Days Later thrown in, but while it reminded me of those films (and book), it’s a distinct, unique, and absorbing work unto itself, one the author can be very, very proud of. Horror fans, thriller fans, and even those of you who love those terrifying books about hot zones and disease hunters will find much to love about this book." - SF Signal 

"An exciting, thought-provoking novel that will definitely appeal to zombie fans but should also do well with fans of hard SF and technothrillers, too." - Booklist Review 

“The mixture of mysteries and high tension action makes this a tough novel to put down all the way through to a dark but mostly satisfying conclusion. I highly recommend Coldbrook to anyone looking for a fast paced but intelligent disaster thriller with terrific zombie action.  Coldbrook has real substance to chew on which should be just as satisfying to most readers as chewing on brains is to zombies.” – Rat Race Refuge

Library Journal
It was Jonah Jones's dream to open a portal to another world, and in the scientific facility known as Coldbrook he and his team have achieved that dream. But despite all their safety precautions, something comes through the breach in the worlds. A shambling, undead creature gets loose, and soon the world is in the grips of a pandemic that turns people into zombie-like predators. Jonah and others try to fix what they unleashed, but their only hope might be a young woman who is mysteriously immune. VERDICT Those who can't get enough of zombies will enjoy this original take on the monster, and sf fans will enjoy the exploration of parallel worlds. The story goes off the rails a little with a mystical subplot of interdimensional "Inquisitors" who may be responsible for the infection and its spread, but that's a minor quibble in what is otherwise a solidly plotted, well-written zombie thriller.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781168783
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 159,505
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Lebbon is the New York Times bestselling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    A little of this, a little of that.

    I bought this on a whim hoping for an interesting read. I'm not really into the whole zombie book thing, the last one I read was World War Z when it first hit paperback, but I actually really enjoyed this. It has an interesting twist to the standard zombie plot which I thought would be over the top, but I actually found it fascinating. I had a hard time putting this down and I definitely recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Great premise weak characters


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