Tooth and Nail [NOOK Book]

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"This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but a slaughter.
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Tooth and Nail

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Overview

"This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, not with a whimper, but a slaughter.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627934527
  • Publisher: Salvo Press
  • Publication date: 6/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 227
  • Sales rank: 132,764
  • File size: 295 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted September 30, 2010

    Gripping and brutally realistic, with a tight focus

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Z

    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

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    The 'Full Metal Jacket' of Zombie books!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A believable, raw account of the end of the world.

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Great Book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Wow

    They should make a movie out of this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    Intense read

    One of the best books I've read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    A great read for military zombie lovers.

    If you have any military experience at all, you will really love this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2011

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    Like you're embedded in the platoon - a realistic and scary ride

    Is it possible that the streets of New York can be more horrifying for a soldier than the horrors of battle in Iraq and Afghanistan? To the soldiers of Charlie Company, that's exactly the sentiment that begins to manifest every soldier's thoughts as they try to save New York from a rabies-related virus called Lyssa which has become pandemic in a very short amount of time. The virus turns people into violent zombies roaming the street with one intent - as the virus takes over the their body, its goal is to replicate and spread the infection. This quickly turns into an exponential problem, and the government has recalled our troops from every location across the globe to help America's population survive.

    With Tooth and Nail, DiLouie manages to combine military action and horror fiction into a realistic and believable storyline. He consulted with a veteran of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division throughout the writing of the book and the military action in the book reflects that knowledge, making you feel as if you are an embedded civilian amongst the platoon. Soldiers vary in character, drive, and emotion, and DiLouie has captured a broad variety of types of soldier actions that one would expect - some soldiers will desert, some will breach the rules of engagement, some will sacrifice themselves, and many question themselves as they struggle with the horror of fighting against their own country's people, infected or not.
    The book uses a lot of military acronyms, and there is a handy acronym definition page at the beginning of the book in case you aren't familiar with terms like RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) or SAW (squad automatic weapon). I've read some reviews of the book that felt that this was a distraction, but I disagree - it adds to the realism because that's how soldiers speak - in battle you don't have time to say "Bring your standard automatic weapon, there's an infected combatant across the street holding a rocket-propelled grenade." You'll say "Mad Dog RPG 12 o'clock - hit it." As an embedded, you better learn the lingo quick since you'll lose your cheat-sheet eventually.

    The men of Second Platoon are given what seems like a simple assignment: guard and protect a hospital where many of the infected are being treated, and where research is under way to find a means to stop the spread of the virus. Of course, we all know what happens at hospitals during a zombie apocalypse, and this one is no different as things rapidly spiral out of control. DiLouie does a fantastic job writing about the interaction with civilians, both friendly and hostile, and the reader will struggle with the attitudes and decisions of the soldiers as I did - how would I react? Is that what I would do? Again, you'll feel as if you're an embedded part of the platoon.

    As the story progresses, the platoon becomes fragmented, smaller, and less equipped to handle the situation they've been placed in. Communication with the higher-ups is spotty, and it comes down to a handful of soldiers trying to escort a doctor out of the front lines, hoping against odds to make it to an evacuation site so the doctor can continue working on a cure. This isn't just another book about the zombie apocalypse - the action is non-stop, realistic, and scary as hell. This book should be on the bookshelf of any zombie or military action fan, because it's one you'll wa

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Great military viewpoint in the apocalypse.

    Loved this book! Craig DiLouie is my new favorite author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Wow

    I couldn't put it down. If you know anything about the army, you'll enjoy this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Loved it

    One of the good ones, dont let it go bye without a look see. It has it all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Re the nove is brutal

    Its not 5 dollars its $2.99 or 3 dollars u can say

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    This novel is brutal. I was excited to read it because I really

    This novel is brutal. I was excited to read it because I really liked the story line. The idea was fresh and original. The author obviously did his homework on military weapons and communications and formations and MOST things military. He gave us precise specs and information that added to the horrors of war. By the end of the story, I felt I was able to field strip an M16 with my eyes closed; however, I never got the impression that the author understood what it is to serve in the military. That's not a bad thing. it just means his characters lacked any sense of realism and cohesiveness. As did the plot. There was precious little editing, which made it tiresome to read at some places, while in others he painted a very vivid and griping image of a dying metropolis. Those instances were too few and far between to save this novel. It was a very good try, but it wasn't worth the $5 I paid for it, and ultimately, that's what matters most.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    Great read

    One of the grittiest, hardest hitting books i have ever read. Couldnt stop reading. Hoping for a follow up book.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    Ultimate beach book

    This is a fun action-packed read. It really stands out from the crowd of poorly written zombie fiction.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Must read! Good scary fun!

    Must read! Good scary fun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Great read, Great read!

    Better than expected storyline. Couldn't put it down!

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    A decent page turner.

    Gritty, grim and gutsy. Just what you'd want from a "zombie" book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2011

    Over all a great read

    Lots of action. Belivable story line. Good charecter development. Once you start reading it you wontt want to stop , even after the last page .

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