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Tooth And Nail
     

Tooth And Nail

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by Craig DiLouie
 

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As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled-that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease. Lieutenant Todd Bowman got his

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As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled-that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease. Lieutenant Todd Bowman got his unit through the horrors of combat in Iraq. Now he must lead his men across New York through a storm of violence to secure a research facility that may hold a cure. To succeed in this mission to help save what's left of society, the men of Second Platoon will face a terrifying battle of survival against the very people they have sworn to protect-people turned into a fearless, endless horde armed solely with tooth and nail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930486980
Publisher:
Start SF LLC
Publication date:
11/13/2009
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
1,228,477
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Tooth And Nail 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
RandyCT More than 1 year ago
This novel is a brutally realistic depiction of how things might go down for a group of soldiers who try to save NYC from itself when faced with an aggressive pandemic that is turning people into something like zombies. The focus of the story is tight -- dealing only with the point of view of the stranded soldiers and a few other key players in Manhattan. And while this creates a kind of desperate claustrophobia for the reader at times, it only served to heighten my sense of empathy for characters who are trapped in a no-win situation. The military jargon is thick at times, but the author does a great job of either explaining it for us non-military folks or writing in such a way that you don't really need to understand every word to follow the action. The end product is something that felt more real to me than most other "zombie" tales, and I appreciated the care with language that was taken to make it so. For instance, there are no pretty girls tripping over and over again while being chased by "undead" monsters. There is no romance forged from the fires of death and destruction. There are no obligatory child/teen characters hanging around to create humor and/or false empathy. There is no dashing, yet super-intelligent professor with a magical cure who saves the day at the end. There are only soldiers and some scientists, all painted with realism and pathos, braving horrible and surreal circumstances in a very familiar setting. Based on its premise alone, one should realize that this novel is not for the squeamish. But in case you don't, let me repeat: this novel is not for the squeamish. It is highly graphic throughout, on a par with any R-rated movie you'd watch in this genre. At times, you will wish you were wearing a hazard suit while reading it, and you may feel the urge to go take a shower from time to time. But that's just because the author is doing it right. After all, there shouldn't be anything pink and fluffy about the apocalypse.
paterno More than 1 year ago
One word 'Wow'. Tooth and Nail is not your typical good versus evil, were everyone lives happily ever after. A plague has hit the United States and the military is called home to help defend the nation. Over night the rules of engagement have changed, soldiers must now make the hard choice to shoot the very people they swore to defend. The action was so packed from cover to cover I had to check the spine of the book to see if it was cracked at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Craig DiLouie is my new favorite author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I took a chance on this book having never read the Author before and I was not disappointed. I loved this book. Mr. DiLouie did an awesome job with the characters, plot, setting and pace of the book. I have a lot of friends in the military and he did a very realistic job with how they talk and the wide range of personalities. His use and discription of the weapons and tactics was very good. I was impressed enough with this book that I immediately bought two more books by Mr. DiLouie the day I finished Tooth & Nail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They should make a movie out of this.
Gunrunr More than 1 year ago
If you have any military experience at all, you will really love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like zombie books, this one reigns supreme. If you consider yourself a fan of the genre, you have to read this book... like yesterday. -wcs
BookNut2010 More than 1 year ago
I'm a lover of all things zombie and found Craig Dilouie's newest book among the best of the best. I felt a real connection to Todd Bowman because his character was so tangible and was truly well-developed. Those in the military will love Tooth and Nail because the author knows his stuff or must have done a lot of research to make it as authentic as possible. Unlike many other zombie stories, Tooth and Nail provides a plausible and well-thought-out origin for the Mad Dog virus. If you have a chance I highly recommend putting this on the top of your reading list!
224perweek 5 months ago
This story reminds me a lot of "World War Z" only better. I am not usually into war/zombie books but this one kept me turning the pages. This one would make one great movie, no doubt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, precise author. And the the story ... why is it not a movie! Fast paced, gritty, emotional realism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding! Truly an amazing book showing American soldiers fighting a desperate battle against mindlessly aggressive pandemic stricken civilians. Set in New York city, the odds of success was unlikely at best, yet these brave soldiers fought to save the few survivors left giving up their own lives. Shocking, realistic and terrifying. Brilliantly written. I felt this was a true portrayal of how our military would respond. Jp
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I couldn't put it down. If you know anything about the army, you'll enjoy this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the good ones, dont let it go bye without a look see. It has it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the grittiest, hardest hitting books i have ever read. Couldnt stop reading. Hoping for a follow up book.
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RenLovesScary More than 1 year ago
Must read! Good scary fun!
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Better than expected storyline. Couldn't put it down!
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