An epidemic that's turning humans into zombies has swept over the eastern United States and quite possibly the world, and Flex Sheridan doesn't like it one bit.
In an effort to save his younger sister, Flex re-connects with perhaps the strongest woman he knows - Gem Cardoza, his former girlfriend. Together they take his six-year-old niece Trina, the only uninfected survivor of his sister's famiy, and his infected sister Jamie, and make a run from central Florida back to his isolated home in Lula, Georgia.
As they head north, they encounter another uninfected, Hemphill "Hemp" Chatsworth. A naturalized U.S. citizen, Hemp is British, and extremely smart. He holds multiple degrees, most significantly in Epidemiology and Mechanical Engineering, both of which this group will need in this terrifying new world.
Along with the crossbow-wielding Charlene "Charlie" Sanders and a pregnant Great Pyrenees, this small group uses street smarts, book smarts, and technology to defend against the new "Abnormals" that walk the earth. But Hemp is also compelled to learn how they got this way, and if possible, how to reverse the condition and save Flex's sister.
So grab your machine gun and take a ride in their fortified vehicles and mobile lab; you're going to want these people on your side when the Dead Hunger . . .
|Publisher:||Eric A. Shelman|
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About the Author
Eric Shelman lives in Cape Coral, Florida, with his wife of nearly 30 years, Linda. He is author of 15 books, beginning with Out of the Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilson, the true story of an abused child named Mary Ellen Wilson. His next book is Case #1: The Mary Ellen Wilson Files. Then on to his fiction. His third book, released in early 2011, brought Eric closer to what he really wanted to write in the first place: Fiction! It's a straight serial killer novel called "A Reason To Kill," available in all formats. Also in 2011, Eric wrote a ZOMBIE novel called Dead Hunger, and readers ate it up so much, he wrote SEVEN MORE in the series! They are: Dead Hunger II: The Gem Cardoza Chronicle, Dead Hunger III: The Chatsworth Chronicles, Dead Hunger IV: Evolution, Dead Hunger V: The Road To California, Dead Hunger VI: The Gathering Storm, and Dead Hunger VII: The Reign of Isis, and Dead Hunger VIII: Peace, Love & Zombies. His witch novel is called Generation Evil, and Eric's time travel / serial killer novel is called Shifting Fears. The Camera: Bloodthirst is a possession novel and the first in a trilogy, and he released Scabs: The Gemini Exception - a bit of a creature feature, in 2015. Try them on for size … Eric's pretty sure if you do, you'll be a fan for life. :-)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am an unabashed zombie fan. A fanatic even. I have read just under a bajillion zombie-themed books (plus or minus a jillion). One would think there wasn’t a lot new that could be brought to the zombie genre with the recent influx of zombie books, zombie movies and zombie tv. One would be wrong. I picked up Dead Hunger, The Flex Sheridan Chronicle, after having it in my to-be-read queue for quite some time, and I have to say, I wish I hadn’t waited. The author has given us a story that is smart, funny, exciting, dangerous and full of heart. The story grabbed me right away, with Flex Sheridan setting out to save his sister. We can all relate, as I hope most of us would want to save a loved one who called us in trouble (I just want to say, I’m sorry for any of the things I may or may not have done to my brother when we were kids just in case!). The characters are fleshed out and so well written, each having their own voice and personalities, strengths and quirks, so that you really get to know them and care about them. I may even have a little bit of a crush on Flex, but we all know a guy this good just has to be fiction, right? *wink* And the zombies. The zombies here have a new trick, they aren’t your typical zombies. The writing is good, and I mean really good. Its professional and well edited. It ends leaving me ready to jump into Dead Hunger II: The Gem Cardoza Chronicle to continue the saga and find out what happens to Flex, Gem, Hemp, Charlie and my favorite little zombie ass kicker, Trina, with her Great Pyrenees, Bunson. This is definitely the team I want to be on when the zombie apocalypse arrives!
You'll be hooked from the beginning. The characters will keep you coming back for more. Smart, scary, awesome!
Ok. Predictable and a bit too simplistic and pedantic
I got this gem in 'The Ultimate Undead Collection' and could not put it down once I started it. Well written with likable, engaging characters who you really come to care about and a story line that keeps you turning pages long after bedtime has come and gone. I had to pick up the second installment as soon as I turned the last page!