Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

by R. W. K. Clark
Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

by R. W. K. Clark


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A laboratory breach turns into a floating disaster in this apocalyptic thriller.

It was supposed to be an exotic adventure that would help bring a conflicted family closer together. Instead, a majestic cruise off the coast of Belize becomes an unimaginable fight for survival.

Unbeknownst to them, the Harringtons bring more than their troubles aboard ... they bring a zombie pandemic.

Does Ariana have what it takes to stop the spread before they reach the next port?


This is another zombie contribution that I put a bit of a spin on. 'Dead on the Water' chronicles the story of a Fantasy Lines cruise ship carrying a terrible, zombie-making virus that returns to the vast ocean.
The first thing I would like to say about this particular book is that I allowed the zombies to be able to think, speak, and function, but they are the undead, nevertheless.
This is a fast-paced book; once the action starts, it is pretty much non-stop. Being on a cruise ship, those who are still normal have very limited resources or means of escape.
While it is about zombies, and there are several very graphic scenes, I do not believe it is necessarily a scary book. I tried to use dialogue in a surreal manner, especially coming from the monsters, to show the craziness and terrifying truth about the situation, but I didn't want it to be too heavy. My vision was simply to relate the hopelessness of the situation without making the book burdensome to read; I wanted it to be on the 'lighter' side, if possible.
I find it difficult to imagine happy endings when it comes to the genres I write in, and I find it much easier to be horribly realistic. But let's face it, I write about completely unrealistic stuff. What I'm trying to say is, the glory of fiction is in its falseness, but the impact of fiction is found in its painful reality. If a zombie apocalypse really happened, would the ending really be a good one? I think not; it would be hopeless and desperate, and that is the painful reality of this book.
If the zombies reach land, there will be a pandemic zombie outbreak. Someone on that damn boat has to be smart enough to get help. A pretty daunting task, don't you think? Well, all I have to say is, you'll just have to see.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798765541500
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 03/12/2022
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

R W.K. Clark is a prolific bestselling author with over a million words published. Though he has written novels across many genres, he is best known for his psychological thrillers. His other books include science fiction and fantasy. His broad range and passion for writing creates portals for the imagination. Clark's love for a variety of art forms has influenced and driven him to write several books that offer something for everyone.
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