Zombie Maelstrom

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Virulent pockets of plague, first reported in China, break out worldwide and spread with mind-boggling speed. CIA black ops agent Chad Halverson flies to Los Angeles to visit his brother after receiving a call that his brother has been hospitalized after a car accident. Halverson's Boeing 737 crash-lands in an eerie Los Angeles shrouded with an impenetrable haze of smog. But that is only the tip of the iceberg of Halverson's nightmare. Lurking in this mist are legions of plague-infected living dead who are driven...
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Overview

Virulent pockets of plague, first reported in China, break out worldwide and spread with mind-boggling speed. CIA black ops agent Chad Halverson flies to Los Angeles to visit his brother after receiving a call that his brother has been hospitalized after a car accident. Halverson's Boeing 737 crash-lands in an eerie Los Angeles shrouded with an impenetrable haze of smog. But that is only the tip of the iceberg of Halverson's nightmare. Lurking in this mist are legions of plague-infected living dead who are driven by an all-consuming lust for human flesh. Halverson's reunion with his brother must take second place to his own struggle to stay alive.

As civilization crumbles into chaos, it will take all the skills and wits Halverson and his fellow passengers possess for their hunted party to survive in a world overrun with hordes of flesh-craving zombies. Which will pose a bigger threat to Halverson and his ever-dwindling band--their own bickering as they try to organize and defend themselves, their enemies the living dead, or the new "civilization" of men that is superseding the old?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Cassiday pits a heroic Texan pilot, a CIA agent, an arrogant banker, a preachy minister, a whiny call girl, and ordinary folks against zombie hordes that have overrun smog-engulfed Los Angeles. As civilization crumbles and the slaughter escalates, one character wonders, "Is this madness really happening?" The superabundant gore carries implications of human-zombie moral equivalence, a notion extended by the crucifixion of zombies. Character-ization throughout is as weak as a zombie's dignity, and the subplot of disputes over leadership and the best course of action yields predictable results. "I can't take much more of this," one character moans, but she has no choice.
Midwest Review of Books - John Burroughs
For fans of zombies and horror, "Zombie Maelstrom" is very much worth considering.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467931366
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/9/2011
  • Pages: 302
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Cassiday wrote "Sanctuary in Steel," "Zombie Necropolis," "Zombie Maelstrom," "The Anaconda Complex," "Helter Skelter," "The Kill Option," "Blood Moon: Thrillers and Tales of Terror," and "Fete of Death." "Kill Ratio," the fourth book in his Chad Halverson zombie apocalypse series, is being released in July 2013. Bryan lives in Southern California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    A decent Zombie apocalypse horror novel.  I liked the book overa

    A decent Zombie apocalypse horror novel.  I liked the book overall and recommend it to readers who like zombie apocalypse novels.  It had a good plot and the characters were well developed.  I won't go into the details of the story to so not to spoil it for you.  I found that it was real page turner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    I could not stop myself from editing this book. The story is an

    I could not stop myself from editing this book. The story is an interesting idea but the writing lacks in many areas.




    The author uses weird words such as "twigging" , "fuscous", "restive", "scrim", "wended", "debouched", "nonplussed", "imbroglio", "wizened", "athwart", "balustrade", "spalls", "glommed", and "rictus" throughout (I made an extensive list of these words in the back of the book as I read), goes into great detail about small, unimportant things and people unnecessarily which seems to detract from rather than add to the storyline, assumes the reader knows what he's talking about which made me lose track from time to time and have to reread, assumes the reader has a vast, working knowledge of guns, and makes it hard to discern at times which character is speaking.




    I think the author went crazy with a thesaurus. It's ridiculous.




    There are also a few characters that popped up that the author never introduced. For example, (from page 31: "Me too," said Hatchet Face. Who is that? This person was never mentioned previous to this (except when they said one other thing).




    The author tries to way too hard to keep "Halverson" as the main character rather than accepting the fact that there are several main characters to follow. He would add (from page 36) things such as "...Halverson noted..." at the end of a sentence at random as if no one else in the group noticed anything. The story would shift from focusing on the entire group to what Halverson noted at the end of a sentence. It's weird and confusing.




    I couldn't help editing the entire book as I read.




    We had to know the age, sex, facial details, hair color, hair style, physical attractiveness, brand name and color of clothes, height, and weight of every zombie they killed.




    Also, the zombies were called "ghouls". Zombies are not ghouls. Ghouls grave-robbers who eat corpses. Zombies prefer to eat living people. They are not the same thing.




    I like the idea of this story. The execution sucks.




    If anyone has a good address that I could sent my "edited" copy of this waste of time to the author, that would be great.

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  • Posted May 21, 2013

    I started reading this book last night. The suspense and action

    I started reading this book last night. The suspense and action grabs you right from the beginning. I was enthralled with Bryan Cassiday's writing from page one. It's definitely a good read for anyone who likes zombies. 

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    Posted September 21, 2012

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