Plague of the Dead (Morningstar Strain Series #1)

Plague of the Dead (Morningstar Strain Series #1)

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by Z.A. Recht
     
 
The “zombie apocalypse,” once on the fringes of horror, has become one of the most buzzworthy genres in popular culture. Now, in Plague of the Dead, Z.A. Recht delivers an intelligent, gripping thriller that will leave both new and die-hard zombie fans breathless.

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered

Overview

The “zombie apocalypse,” once on the fringes of horror, has become one of the most buzzworthy genres in popular culture. Now, in Plague of the Dead, Z.A. Recht delivers an intelligent, gripping thriller that will leave both new and die-hard zombie fans breathless.

The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. But it doesn’t end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic. In one fell swoop, the necessities of life become much more basic. Gone are petty everyday concerns. Gone are the amenities of civilized life. Yet a single law of nature remains: Live, or die. Kill, or be killed. On one side of the world, a battle-hardened general surveys the remnants of his command: a young medic, a veteran photographer, a brash Private, and dozens of refugees, all are his responsibility—­all thousands of miles from home. Back in the United States, an Army colonel discovers the darker side of Morningstar virus and begins to collaborate with a well-known journalist to leak the information to the public...and the Morningstar Saga has begun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439177280
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Series:
Morningstar Strain Series , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
102,497
File size:
4 MB

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Plague of the Dead (Morningstar Strain Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this series. I thought the military presence mixed with the action packed zombie and raider encounters was a great combination. There was tons of suspence and death so it had an emotion wrenching quality to it like no other. Greatly reccomend it. Thanks!
Son_T_Zu More than 1 year ago
Arf. I wanted to like this book, but it was resolutely determined to be the worst read of the last ten years. I read lots of zombie and horror genre, and I allow a wide berth when it comes to plot contrivance, etc., but this thing reads like a short story that needs an editor. We begin with a hyperbolic introduction. Our heroes are two groups of characters tied to each other on the first page and destined to... never, ever meet for the next 249 exclamation point-riddled pages. Massive plot holes don't even get a cursory explanation. Mood is dictated by punctuation marks. Characters and relations are hinted at and never developed. These are the high points. It reads like an earnest creative writing workshop outline/first draft with one sequence roughly fleshed-out. Or, some kind of timed writing excercise with an ending so ridiculously abrupt that it was inspired by nothing more than the classroom bell ringing. Skip it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author really needs to learn how to write before publishing any more books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring.....wasted money on the trilogy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of The Walking Dead and have been looking for good zombie books. I am through with the first in this series and am starting the second now. Recht does a great job beginning the story in Africa and not giving out what is happening in other places around the world until necessary. Like The Walking Dead you never know who is the next to go down with the virus or grabbed by the zombies. Very easy reading and will not want to put the book down.
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Trabethany More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite series in the zombie genre.
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Pulitzer_Fan More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. It was an easy read and the characters were okay. Unfortunately, many of the characters were only 2 dimensional. There were too many times where it seemed that the characters didn't really get the end of the world, even after they'd gone through major trama. The scenario and the implications were done pretty well. I just wish the characters would have been a little less caricatures.
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Yay! Lets read it!!!
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Why would you not put *spoiler alert* when you write a review and put the ending of the book in it? Thanks so much for ruining this before I could even read it! :-( Shame on you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was very engaging and the author's story telling technique is effective. The concept of the Morningstar strain was very well thought out. The action scenes had me hooked. It's not as polished as it probably should be, but I was easily able to forgive the rare typo or repetitive phrase (characters often 'jerking their thumbs over their shoulders') because the story just sucked me in. I caught myself thinking of the characters and the situations they found themselves in often even when I was not reading the book. This series may not be the next Walking Dead, but it is certainly an excellent zombie read. I highly recommend it.
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I really do like this book and the story line describes how the infection would take some time to take over the world. Instead of the turning everyone into zombies over night, you see how it begins in one area and then spreads, rapidly, but not over night like most zombie novels. Then you continue on a journey with a purpose to find a cure/immunity for the infection. I will be getting book #2 of the series and so on to finish the journey.