A Thousand Miles to Nowhere is a powerful story complete under one cove and elevates the zombie apocalypse story to another level entirely.
“A Thousand Miles to Nowhere is an intensely riveting apocalyptic thriller that opens with an immediate bang that blends a sense of place and end days with a vivid struggle: "The banshee-like screams of the newly turned dead combined with the wails of the living they ripped apart echoed throughout Camp Oliver. The once-thriving camp for the survivors of the zombie apocalypse fifteen years prior was tucked away deep in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego, California."
Matt Tanner is one of the survivors of the zombie virus that destroyed the world over a decade earlier, leaving him and a relative handful of others to forge a new community. Now a stranger has infected everything and leaves him with only two options, which are further affected by the fact that the stranger carried a personal message for him from someone Matt had believed to be long gone.
This sends him on a mission through zombie-infested wastelands in search of perhaps the last remaining link to his heritage and the only thing that will help him resurrect a new life (again) in this shattered world.
Readers receive nonstop action from the first page, with David Curfiss adding insights into family and human relationships, different processes of survival, and tests of the deep relationship between brothers which have been changed by the new zombie apocalypse.
Unlike other zombie stories, Matt traverses not just the countryside and its shambling threats, but the darker byways of his own mind as he absorbs, reacts to, and confronts a changed world after he thought he'd created a safe haven from it.
Matt's questions his ideology, his own morals, the costs of his leadership, and the impact of those whose lives were affected by his decisions and choices. Tactical decisions made by a team who join him are continually reassessed, challenged, and tested as Matt discovers that some of the things he's been fighting for don't even exist anymore, placing the battle's ultimate purpose in question.
Matt is used to sacrificing for those he loves. Can he make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of injecting rare hope into a dying world?
David Curfiss's attention to action, moral and ethical questions, and psychological tension create an apocalyptic story that goes beyond the usual focus on survival and rebuilding. Matt questions many of his own motivations and revised realities as he traverses this strange new world, and thus readers receive an astute, thought-provoking story steeped with insights about second chances, sacrifices, and motivations for acting for the greater good.
A Thousand Miles to Nowhere is a powerful story complete under one cover and elevates the zombie apocalypse story to another level entirely. It will delight thriller readers of dystopian fiction who look for more than the cursory trappings of a survival piece, delving into the roots of individual choice, community, and sacrifice and couching all in an action-packed plot that will keep readers thoroughly engrossed to the end.”
- Diane Donovan- Donovan's Literary Services
"A masterful human drama of dystopian angst, ★★★★½."
- Self-Publishing Review ★★★★½