LZR-1143: Infection (Book One of the LZR-1143 Series)

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Mike McKnight was an action movie star, condemned to a lifetime of incarceration in a psychiatric prison for the murder of someone he loved. He was discarded and forgotten, locked away by a society that moved on.

At least until the zombies showed up.

He emerges into a world that has crumbled and mankind is on the verge of elimination. From his cell in the asylum, he is suddenly thrust into a nightmare of unbelievable proportions when the dead ...

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Overview

Mike McKnight was an action movie star, condemned to a lifetime of incarceration in a psychiatric prison for the murder of someone he loved. He was discarded and forgotten, locked away by a society that moved on.

At least until the zombies showed up.

He emerges into a world that has crumbled and mankind is on the verge of elimination. From his cell in the asylum, he is suddenly thrust into a nightmare of unbelievable proportions when the dead rise and rapidly become a horrific plague on the world of the living. In a landscape littered with post-apocalyptic terrors, Mike and a handful of survivors battle humans and zombies alike, fleeing headlong through danger and despair.

From Long Island to the suburbs to the mountainous countryside, Mike fights to stay alive, recover his memories, and retrieve a cure to the most threatening plague the world has ever known.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475287431
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: LZR-1143 , #1
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 341,453
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

I'm not what or who you think. Well, unless you're particularly astute. Or have been spying on me. In the case of the latter, cut it out. It's creepy.

My writing is a symptom of a medical condition: if I don't get the stories out of my head, the skull might actually explode. It's rare, but I think I am managing the condition fairly well.

I enjoy writing for the same reason we all enjoy reading. Escape. Escape from a normal world; escape from the 24 hour news cycle; from bills and deadlines; from traffic and noise. I sink into a little void of creativity and enjoy the ride. But why apocalyptic stuff? Why zombies?

They're fun to read about, they're fun to watch, and they're really fun to write. Why?

Because they put a scary and sometimes amusing face on everyday humans; they take the grocery store clerk, the lawyer and the gas station attendant and they lump them all into the same mold: the mindless, hungry carnivore.

In truth, it's the great equalizer, the zombie novel/movie/comic; it takes a variety of people from a variety of places and turns our oh-too-class-segmented society on its head. Rich, poor, smart, stupid, fat, skinny...they're all the same. We're left with only two classes: the undead, and the soon to be undead trying to postpone what many portray as the inevitable for as long as possible.

Maybe it's that sense of inevitable and crushingly painful defeat that's at the heart of these things-the sense that no matter what you do, where you go, or who you go there with, you're all gonna be zombie food at the end of the day. Makes for a compelling journey and provides the author with a great, clean template to work from.

If you like my work, shoot me an email at ! If you don't like my stuff, you can still email me, but I will send back videos with wrestling kittens and a sleeping monkey, snoring. Fair warning.

You can also check out my blog or "friend" me on Facebook, in the rare event I have anything interesting to say. Did you know that's a verb now, "friending"? Yeah, news to me too. But I'll figure out these interwebs sometime soon.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2011

    THE BEST ZOMBIE NOVEL EVER!!

    This book is so awesome that once i picked it up and started reading, i couldn't put it down!! It was so great that i finished it in 4 days. That's how great this book was. You wont believe how long this book is. Its over 600 pages long!!!! This author did an outstanding job on this novel that i"m so excited for the next novel (LZR-1143: Evolution) to release this year!! Overall i enjoyed it and i"m proud to say that this was my first zombie novel!

    YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    Can't Put It Down! So Pick It Up!

    This book pummeled me with morbidity, delicious sarcasm and gruesome imagery, that I just can't get enough of. Michael McKnight is a brilliant character adding hilarity to the mixture of gore, and human struggles. This book is well written, entertaining and leaves you with an insatiable need for more... Good thing there's a sequel coming out! If you're like me and crave escape from the mind numbing everyday same ole and get it through zombie induced adrenaline spikes then pick this book up immediately you will not be disappointed!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    OMG!!!! YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!

    AWSOME BOOK!! FROM THE START TO THE END JUST AWESOME!! IT DESERVES MORE STARS THAN WHAT I CAN GIVE IT. IT IS YOUR NORMAL, MINDLESS, HUNGRY ZOMBIE NOVEL. NO WIERD CRAP. NO SUPER HUMAN ZOMBIE, NO WEREWOLF ZOMBIE, NO SMART ZOMBIES. I HAVE READ THE SYNOPSIS OF THIS BOOK MULTIPLE TIMES, BUT ALWAYS PASSED IT UP, JUST DIDNT THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD. FINALLY WENT AHEAD AND GOT IT, AND WOW!!!!! DEFINATELY WILL READ THIS ONE AGAIN. YOU REALLY GET YOUR MONEYS WORTH WITH THIS ONE!!! A MUST READ FOR THE HARDCORE ZOMBIE FREAK!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    Love this series

    Great zombie novel, already on book 3!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    I loved this book- the pace, humor, and action. Very well done!

    I loved this book- the pace, humor, and action. Very well done! Dying for more books from this talented author!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Frickin' FANTASTIC

    Great story and fun read! And none of those annoying typos that a lot of these books tend to have. Great job Bryan!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    An adequate read

    Pretty standard example of the genre. The characters are fairly interesting but derivative. The story proceeds from cliffhanger to cliffhanger with predictable results. I had two main issues with the story - the main character's constant dialogue with himself and some inconsistencies in the plot. The former didn't add anything to the story and was just irritating. For the latter, he begins by suggesting it's caused by a mineral but by the end it's due to a virus.
    All that being said, if you like apocalyptic zombie tales and you can overlook a few things, it's not a horrible waste of time

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Good but not great

    This was a good story with good characters. The main character's running banter with his inner voices was very annoying and detracted from the story. But aside from a few wildly unbelievable action scenes, it was a fun read. I don't know if I'll read the others in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Pretty Intense!

    Really looking forward to the second book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    not the best...

    This story's juvenile point of view is distracting. You don't get the sense of urgency in the characters and the zombies are not scary enough because the inner conversation between the main character and his "inner self" doesn't cease. In the midst of all the chaos the main character is concerned with things as trivial as impressing the female character with heroics. It's not scary so much as it is laughable. I'm struggling to keep interested in this story because of the perspective. I'll suffer through it to the end though because I can never start a story and not finish it, but I'm not convinced and I'm bored with the characters. "Pancake!"

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2011

    Awesome!

    I recommend this book....Its a great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

    Great book!

    Enjoyable from start to finish. Looking forward to the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Great Book

    i found this book hard to put down once i started. awsome lead character and nice suprise twists. not just an ordinary zombie book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    great book

    can't wait for the next book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    If you enjoy zombie fiction this is for you!

    It was a good read but the end leaves you hanging. There is the first chapter of the next book at the end but the whole book is not available yet which is kind of a bummer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Fantastic read

    This fast paced zombie tale mixes humor and horror seamlessly. I have read and re-read the first two in the series and am thrilled that the third finally is here. If you like post-apocolyptic fiction, this is a must read.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Good Read with a fun twist of an action hero movie star

    This was a good book well edited. I liked the twist of having an action hero movie star as the lead character. If you like Mark Tufo's Zombie Fallou series you'll like this series as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Great read

    I feel the character development (and sometime abrupt dismissal) was wonderfully crafted, adding to the uncertainity and fraility of life in such times, enriching the story instead of taking away from it. The developmemt of the main character was also quite pleasing and honest. The story itself was nonstop action, making it impossible to put down and I finished it in one day! I second the sentiment that there were very few typos or grammatical errors and deeply appreciate that from Mr. James! You have a new lifelong fan, thanks for sharing the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Good read

    I really enjoyed this novel. Good plot twist and characters that are well defined.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    This is an honest review, and honest is what I plan to give. Her

    This is an honest review, and honest is what I plan to give. Here it goes:

    This book is very bland. The characters aren't remembered even at their sarcastic moments; and the characters you end up liking in the end get killed off, which is a big part if you want a book to be successful for awhile at least. The saddest part about this book is the relation to the Resident Evil series. The major antagonist of this series is a company called Starling (maybe Sterling) Mountain while Resident Evil had Umbrella. Starling Mountain's virus was found in Africa, namely Egypt, which made me think of a "Pharaoh's Curse" sort of thing. Resident Evil also had its Progenitor Virus found in Africa (RE5 reference). Both series also had zombies, but this series' zombies were not that scary. Actually, they weren't scary at all. All you hear through the book is their numbers and how they crowd into places. Even the gore isn't considered scary whereas Resident Evil had a pretty good picture. Luckily, that's where most of the similarities between series ends. Now to the characters. You are teamed with a movie star turned insane criminal by his wife's death by his own hands. Next is the doctor who tends to the crazies, the lawyer, the crazy himself, a British chap, and a strong-armed firefighter. All but the crazy guy have distinguishing personalities, but none which are to be remembered. All but three end up dying, which just ruins the whole book. The ending was a little surprising, but still... Last thing, the enemy scientist was below my expectations. Since a now deceased character spoke so highly of him, I expected him to be some virus mutant bent on destroying the world. Just turned out to be some wacko believing god was talking to him through the mass outbreak. If this was to be put into another similarity to Resident Evil, Wesker would still be bad so to speak. Seriously, I expected a Wesker-type villain, but it didn't happen.

    Okay, I need to stop my ranting between the two series! Bottom line is that if you've played the Resident Evil series and read this book, you'll be disappointed. However, if you haven't and want to start liking zombies, this is the book for you. I'm already hearing book two is better, but we'll see...

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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