Overview

SYNOPSIS OF ZOMBIE SPRING: General Cartwright Jones, has been given an impossible task. He is under orders to take his 50,000 man army into LA and clean out the Zombie infection which is due to go airborne in just four days. If he cannot complete his mission on schedule, the President has made it clear he will solve the problem through nuclear depopulation. Arrayed against him are several hundred thousand of the Undead and over ten million southern Californians that may turn at any moment. The Canadian army has ...
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Zombie Spring

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Overview

SYNOPSIS OF ZOMBIE SPRING: General Cartwright Jones, has been given an impossible task. He is under orders to take his 50,000 man army into LA and clean out the Zombie infection which is due to go airborne in just four days. If he cannot complete his mission on schedule, the President has made it clear he will solve the problem through nuclear depopulation. Arrayed against him are several hundred thousand of the Undead and over ten million southern Californians that may turn at any moment. The Canadian army has crossed our northern borders, three brigades of Mexican Special Forces are headed towards San Diego on our southern border, and the virus has found a toehold in the east. Jones has his hands more than full, but on top of all this, he has another big problem. No general worth his salt attacks an enemy head-on while forgetting his backside, but he needs every veteran combat troop he has for the vanguard. All there is left to man his rearguard are the band, the company of dramatic actors, an infantry second lieutenant on his first day of active service, his cowboy friend, an attractive science officer, and a bunch of UCLA coeds. This then, is the tale of two mammoth battles waged on two fronts: I-Corps Battle for LA and the Battle for Joyous Gard, the castle like fortification built by the rearguard to protect the general and the Army of the West. To help people decide whether or not they might enjoy this book, I offer a profiler. I’ve never seen it done before on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Here goes! ZS’s Trooper Tyree is a Zombie Lite version of the Zombie genre. Yes, it has plenty of gore and huge battles, but much of it is meant to be funny, and much of it is meant to teach a little history. It is not a dour world-view of what would happen. The content is centered around happy, upbeat young people, who think they can win out against all odds and maybe make a better life for themselves. If you like happy stories with a little romance interspersed with lots of military blood and guts, then you’re in the right place. So who might or might not enjoy this book? Fans of the movie, The Road, or the TV series, Walking Dead, might consider looking elsewhere for their entertainment because those shows are sad with a world view that all is lost and nothing will ever be the same again. If you liked Zombieland with Woody Harrelson, Abraham Lincoln vs. the Zombies, or Warm Bodies then you are more likely to have a nice evening pouring through these pages. Bruce Campbell, Woody Harrelson, and Brendan Fraser could be characters in this book. Matt Damon, Christian Bale, and Viggo Mortenson are great actors, but I think they’d pass on an offer to star in my series. For youngsters: Mild cursing, but no foul language or nudity. Bloody death and combat situations.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015148824
  • Publisher: Frank Okusako
  • Publication date: 8/27/2012
  • Series: Zombie Spring Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 514
  • Sales rank: 234,227
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

I enjoyed writing this book, although I found the experience very difficult. For a guy like myself, a 150,000 words is probably more words than I speak in a year, and maybe that’s why this book took a year and half to finish. I guess I can’t write any faster than I speak! Also, I should have learned to type long ago. Zombie Spring was typed with two fingers on a hard chair!

I am a grandpa, and I have a baby grandson that I daycare for one of my daughters. I had forgotten what it was like to change a diaper, and right now, I am infant challenged in every possible way. And… there is a second baby on the way.

I wrote a Zombie book as my first book because the Dead make a great enemy, and they're just plain scary. Most of the Undead books I have read were great, right up until the ending. Why is that? It’s because most authors kill off all of their loveable characters in horrible ways and send me to bed depressed.

My books are different because most of my heroes and heroines survive, and you readers out there will feel more like laughing and cheering at the end, than taking a cup of hemlock at bedtime.

For me, writing is not a profession. I write books with my children's and grand children's names in them to leave them an heirloom. My wife and I are in the stories too so that my grandchildren will know what we did during the Zombie Apocalypse. I also write to make people happy. I firmly believe that if a person can do something that brings some cheer into the lives of other people, then he should.

My hobbies are golf, historical fiction, westerns, shooting, opera, first person computer games, baseball card collecting, riding motorcycles, and I played ball for 20 years. My favorite authors are: Zane Grey, Louis L’Anour, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Doc EE Smith, Bernard Cornwell, and Sam Barone.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Fantastic book!!"!!!!

    A very good book enjoyed the characters very much i hope he! writes sequel !!!!!!!!!!:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Pretty good

    >> This is a decent story to add to the genre, it has a little bit of everything. A first effort by the author, and well done at that. It is a little 'softer' than many books I read, even a good deal of clean romance thrown in. Something everyone can enjoy, I hope the author writes another story. Hopefully making this a series.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    This is a fun book!

    I just finished this story, and it was very good. I particularly liked the dog episode near the end of the book called the Shinpuu Incident on Hill 503. That really had me laughing, and the idea of using a 155mm cannon on a Paladin to fire a canister round with 5000 half inch ball bearings at the zombies had me hopping. The illustrations were helpful and in one I couldn’t stop laughing! It was that Shinpunzel cartoon at the end. The characters are really fun. My favorite has to be the cowboy Buck Bellew. Whenever he’s in action, I suddenly feel like I’m reading about my best friend or guy I’d like to be my best friend. Reginald Majestic is a dilly! This Shakespeare spouting actor/soldier is in a class by himself. I’ve never read a Zombie book ever, that had a character like him in it or Buck for that matter. (spoiler) I’m glad they survived. Hope the author continues the series, but I wonder in which direction he will go. There’s a lot of humor in this book, but there’s a lot of bloody grit in it too, like he’s been there. In fact at times, it seems like this book is two books. One is lighthearted and inspiring, and the other is an action packed tear jerker. Had my emotions going up and down. I don’t know which I liked better

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    I agree with the other reviewer. This is a fun book, and I enjoy

    I agree with the other reviewer. This is a fun book, and I enjoyed the history lessons and all the little learning opportunities the author presented. The character Reginald inspired me to investigate Shakespeare literature. Thanks for giving the world some inspiring characters, too. Another thing I liked is there were no F-bombs, which I have gotten tired of. Instead there is meaningful conversation. There was a lot of blood and gore to go along with the humor and upbeat content, but the way it was presented was well done and seemed to have purpose. I liked Captain Okusako and Buck. They make a good team.

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    Posted September 3, 2012

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