Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil Series #1)

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil Series #1)

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by S. D. Perry
     
 

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Raccoon City: a remote mountain community suddenly besieged by a rash of grisly murders. At the epicenter, a dark secluded mansion belonging to the mysterious Umbrella Corporation. Deployed to investigate the strange goings-on is the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.) but what unfolds as the team penetrate the mansion’s long-locked doors is terror

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Raccoon City: a remote mountain community suddenly besieged by a rash of grisly murders. At the epicenter, a dark secluded mansion belonging to the mysterious Umbrella Corporation. Deployed to investigate the strange goings-on is the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad (S.T.A.R.S.) but what unfolds as the team penetrate the mansion’s long-locked doors is terror beyond their worst nightmares.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781161883
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Resident Evil Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
106,512
File size:
291 KB

Meet the Author

S. D. Perry is the author of several tie-in novels to popular series such as Aliens, Alien vs. Predator, Star Trek and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Perry also wrote the movie novelizations for Timecop and Virus. She is the daughter of bestselling sci-fi author Steve Perry and lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.

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Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 214 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good adaptation. Very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for Resident Evil fans. People will enjoy this if people loved the Resident Evil Racoon City game. And this book tells the story of it. Unless you already completed the game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, easy, and entertaining read that does the game justice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love just about anything Resident Evil. I think this book did a good job turning a video into a book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Resident Evil fan and this is the first book that I have read on the series. It certainly did the game justice and is a great read. Even if you have never played any of the games or don't know anything about them, you can still get into this book. It is very entertaining and I look forward to reading the rest!
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, this book was great. I rarely read (mainly because most books bore me), but I decided to give this one a chance because I love the games. As with most books, the first of it starts off a little slow, but the action then intensifies and will keep you reading. It's not just action, though. Like the games, it's filled with puzzle mysteries. I enjoyed how close it was to the game, and in some ways I liked it better because there's more info released into it (although not official). Definitely looking forward to getting the next ones in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im curios i appologize for the spelling
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have played the first Resident Evil video game, this story line will not surprise you. This is not a walk-through, but rather gives you more character background and a stronger introduction to the story than the game had.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a full on fan of the games and all sd perry books about this world are amazing especially her originals :).
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Anyone who are fans of the Resident Evil video games will surely love this book. But if you never played the games I still recomend this book.
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If i was in this book i will be killig zobies how col this book is and i bet u will be doing the same thing as me and when i say this book is cool it means it is out of thsis world.
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Heather_A More than 1 year ago
I love this book and all in the series! Well worth your money and time reading them! Highly recommended!!! Wish the author would have written more!!
SCEmperor More than 1 year ago
The threat of flesh-eating zombies and monsters has never been terrifying and fun until now. The Resident Evil series of video games has been a leader in scaring players while entertaining them over and over again, and the books do not disappoint. The first book of the saga, The Umbrella Conspiracy, is a match to the very first Resident Evil game. The events in the book not only mirror that of its source, but add much more depth and detail that your TV just could not dish out. While many video game movies and books seem to fail due to their lack of originality, S.D. Perry finds some way to make the story seem even more real and horrifying than the original itself. Zombies, if they were even real themselves, probably could not have made such a fascinating tale as the one in this book. Gamers were awed by the sight of this milestone 3D game when they first saw zombies shuffling toward them down dark hallways in the gloomy mansion in the Arklay Mountains. This book just does that and more. Beginning with the background of the disappearance of animals and mutilations of hikers in the rural areas of Raccoon City and more story behind the main characters that we all know and love (such as Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, and Rebecca Chambers), The Umbrella Conspiracy creates a base for decent thriller that is really unexpected. Upon the death of many of the S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Squad) members and abandonment out in the middle of the wilderness, you become sucked into an exciting and dramatic ride through the eyes of the survivors. The whole time you become afraid for who will die next, either to a zombie bite or an attack from a supernatural monster, and you try to predict what will happen next. For those who have beaten the game (probably several times), you will be happy to see similarities in the storyline, making a connection with a memory you have already had or recognizing a pivotal moment. This time through the story you have to use your mind much more, making it much more real for many readers. Maybe it is because I already have a deep connection to this story, or maybe it is because it is just a plain ol' great novel, but this book is definitely a must read for anyone who love Resident Evil or horror. This is not some stupid knock off either-S.D. Perry took the time to make it as appealing as possible for fans and new readers alike. She made sure zombies and evil super creatures were interesting again, and she did it right. It is refreshing to see this story from a new perspective, using descriptive words that make you use your mind more than just your eyes on the television. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy continues on the legacy of a great name by bringing out what you could not see before, making it a great addition to any library.
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zfighter360 More than 1 year ago
i have played resident evil sence i was nine years old.I have beat every game and i love the seris. the game is geat and from what i see the book is to.if you need a geat book to read read this seris.
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