Flesh Eaters

Flesh Eaters

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by Joe Mckinney
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Praise for Joe McKinney and His Novels

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786027804
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
92,894
File size:
615 KB

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Flesh Eaters 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great series. This is the 3rd book.
drakevaughn More than 1 year ago
How could I skip a zombie story that won the Bram Stoker Award for best novel? Perhaps this set my expectations too high, but I was sorely disappointed. That isn’t to say Flesh Eaters is bad. The problem is that it’s really just average. It’s an adept tale and a quick read, but never steps outside the typical disaster story stereotypes. Nothing surprised me, but again, nothing disappointed me either. It’s similar to an inoffensive pop song, which one forgets the tune as soon as the radio is turned off. The novel is set in the wake of a hurricane ravaging Houston, Texas. If the floods and havoc of the disaster wasn’t enough, there is a zombie outbreak added to the mix. The main character is a female police officer, which is a pleasant change from the typical macho-military-types who dominate the zombie genre. However, outside of being labeled a woman, this officer demonstrates few feminine qualities. Everything from her commanding style of speech, to the way she fights, and even how she describes a handsome coworker in purely physical terms, is masculine. If McKinney had changed her name from Eleanor to Eliot, I wouldn’t have noticed a difference. And worse still, nothing made me want to care for her, other than the fact she was inoffensive and not corrupt like the others. In this, McKinney offers a simplified morality play where the bland prevail, while anyone evil gets their just reward. Sure, this is friendly and uplifting, but the problem is that it’s not that interesting to read.
TammiCole More than 1 year ago
I had certain expectations when I started this book and even formed other expectations while reading. Because of this, when the book took a turn I wasn't expecting, I was jostled by it that much more. There were some very intense moments and at one point, I had to put the book down and come back to it. Joe does an incredible job of taking an incomprehensible situation and landing it right in the middle of your living room, quite literally! The characters were believable, which made it that much easier to associate with them and visualize what they were going through. Just made it that much scarier! This one starts a little slow, but it's all necessary to build the backstory. Push through it. You won't be disapointed and you won't want to put it down once it takes off!
harstan More than 1 year ago
First there was Rita; followed by Ike. Both were Category Five leaving a battered Houston barely surviving. Now a third Category Five hurricane Hector slams into the city followed by another even bigger storm Kyle. A secondary tidal wave hammered the city devastating chemical and oil containers. The dead were pushed by the contaminated rushing waters inland as far as forty-five miles from the city. Hurricane Mardel left the city underwater and the coastline moved several miles inland. As the crisis turned pandemic, people showed their true colors including the Nortons and the Shaws. Houston is a dead zone and the Shaws dynamite an underwater bank and take seven million dollars. Eleanor, Jon and their teenage daughter Madison want to just leave the city. One thing prevents the family from escaping Houston: zombies. The toxic soup created a necrosis virus that is a big brother to Ebola. The creatures are cannibals who neither talk nor think. With their strange eyes they hunt humans to kill and multiply the new species who own the Gulf coast Texas. Joe McKinney provides a scary prequel to Dead City and Apocalypse of the Dead as a series of hurricanes (ignoring the alpha order) devastate Houston leading to a zombie infestation. Filled with plenty filled of action, readers will enjoy the depth of the tale as the Norton brood try to survive. Harriet Klausner
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cartmanking68 More than 1 year ago
Joe uses his police experience to paint a clear picture for the reader. Stories are exciting and heart wrenching with a touch of humor. Good read.
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Well written- had a hard time putting it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice and brain tastic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story line but always with this authors books in this series for me is the irritating characters. And this is by far the book with the worst characters. The main character is in the middle of a zombie outbreak with her child and she actually spends time fantasizing about a fellow cops hunky good looks, umm huh, really? Come on! But, even with the ridiculous characters and trust me they are all pretty bad, the story still keeps you going. I would read it again.
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grgoyal More than 1 year ago
this book is a must have its good i highly recommend, you wont want to put it down but by far Joe's best book was Dead City i hope he writes another book
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