Dead Tropics

Dead Tropics

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by Sue Edge
     
 

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IN THE MIDST OF A CATASTROPHE LIKE THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN, ONE WOMAN WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PROTECT HER FAMILY.

Lori Nelson has always seen herself as an ordinary woman, doing the best she can to juggle family and her work as a nurse. But the most dangerous creature in nature is the mother whose offspring is threatened...

When miners release an ancient virus

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IN THE MIDST OF A CATASTROPHE LIKE THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN, ONE WOMAN WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PROTECT HER FAMILY.

Lori Nelson has always seen herself as an ordinary woman, doing the best she can to juggle family and her work as a nurse. But the most dangerous creature in nature is the mother whose offspring is threatened...

When miners release an ancient virus Lori is at ground zero of the deadly battle for survival. With the help of a laconic ex-soldier, can Lori find the strength to fight the spreading threat and save her family?

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ISBN-13:
9781618680365
Publisher:
Permuted Press
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Dead Tropics 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
dreamer2229 More than 1 year ago
At the end of the book the authors asks that the readers pass on the infection, which I gladly do now. Generally I find zombie books fall into the “B movie” category of books, however every once in a while you find a book like “Dead Tropics” that elevates the genre to a new level. While this is a “zombie” outbreak book, the main point of the story is family and how that definition changes or strengthens with adversity. Lori, the main character, is a typical suburban mom with a teen and toddler twins. She recently lost her husband to cancer and is struggling to just stay afloat. She is mild mannered, soft spoken and kind…initially. Eventually she exhibits strength of character that others have always seen, but she didn’t really know she had This book is well written and convincingly shows how a mother is willing to do anything to protect her children, even things she would never have thought she would. My husband and I have joked about this type of thing before: I always say I would jump in front of a car for him, but I would probably hesitate and think a moment first; but I wouldn’t have to think at all if it was one of my kids. I was impressed with the author’s ability to put a compassionate and humane face on the stark tragedy while still maintaining the fantasy vibe of the story. It was funny, passionate, romantic, sad, and life affirming. I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds. This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great thriller with unexpected twists!!
Laurahen More than 1 year ago
I have been mildly disappointed in a lot of the zombie nook book offerings, but I'm glad I decided to give this book a try. It grabbed my attention from the first page and I stayed up WAY too late to finish it. It not only has zombies, but the 'living' characters are so well developed that I was really hooked. The tale is told from the perspective of a mother trying to save her children and friends. At the end of the book it says to look out for Dead Tropics 2 coming in 2013. I can hardly wait!!
Pushindazees More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorite Z books! Its a rip roaring good story that starts out with a bang and doesn't slow down. Love, love, love the main character, a woman who's an ER Nurse and, most importantly, a Mom who is trying to save her kids. She's a character that is very easy for readers to relate to as she has to learn survival skills as she goes and most of it at a dead run (pun intended). There were parts that gave me serious chills and parts that even made me cry...in a zombie novel!!! I seriously cannot wait for the sequel to be released to pick up the story and see where it leads me with characters that I have become very fond of. I certainly wouldn't mind a zombie tour of Oz Sue, so keep on writing!
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Winged-Persephone More than 1 year ago
BEST ZOMBIE BOOK that I have read so far. It is fantastic and it kept me intrigued the entire length of the novel. In terms of zombie books with a high level of action, it is going to hard for other zombie books to surpass this book. Lori is a great protagonist. She is fiercely independent and a willing fighter. She takes on the zombies in order to rescue children from the children's ward in the hospital and in order to save her sister's neighbors. Lori is really courageous but Edge allows the readers to know that Lori has a vulnerable side. Lori is afraid of what is going on around her but she has a need to try to help others that tends to over-ride her fear. One of the great things about this novel is the inclusion of children as survivors. Most books and movies only have adult as survivors. Edge has included about five small children and two teenagers in the book. It shows a different perspective of what a zombie apocalypse would be like if the adults had to worry about their children. It adds to the story because finding and protecting the children are added as obstacles that need to be overcome but also make the adults vulnerable and human. It is the children that bring down Lori's survival character to realistic level. She is mother trying to protect her children and that is why she is willing to fight zombies. The action is non-stop which might be the best feature of the novel. Lori is swimming with crocodiles to evade the zombies, crawling under cars, running over cars, and stealing cars. It is really exciting to read the action scenes because they have enough to details to create a movie in your head. The supporting cast also have their action scenes. The action never really stops and certain event will surprise the reader. I wasn't expecting the final boat scene but it is one of the best one in the books. It's not due to the action but the suspense surrounding it. The only negative thing I could say is that I'm not entirely sure how the virus originated. Did the miners released something or did they not? I have to be honest, I really do not care because the book was highly entertaining that it made me forget to question the origin of the virus. In fact, I'm going to let it slide and not deduct a half butterfly (which is what I should do but won't) because Lori's journey is fascinating and heartbreaking at times. Dead Tropics is a five butterfly. Non-stop action, a compelling heroine and children as survivors make it a fantastic book. {I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour.}
lpcoolgirl More than 1 year ago
Dead Tropics is an excellent book, it's got zombies, touching scenes, threat of death, and survival, Dead Tropics encases a great storyline, and characters! Lori's had a lot of tough times, but she's a strong leader, and if this was YA, I'd say that she was the opposite of a TSTL, because she takes charge, and she's strong. Really loved that! 1 thing that was hard to understand at first, was the setting, because I had no idea where Cairns was, I though it might be in South America, because there were tropics, and beaches very close together, but Cairns is in Australia, so nice setting, though knowing where in the world would've been nicer. And the zombies! Quite great, and destructive, just like the movies, where they're actually bad, and I liked that it was caused by a virus released because of man's need to keep taking and building, and infringing on nature, it adds a "tale of warning" to the story that coupled with a mother trying to keep her kids alive, an excellent story!