Transportby Peter Welmerink, Tim Holtrop (Illustrator)
William Lettner, the North Shore Coalition High Commissioner, has enemies from the mainland to the
The HURON, a 72-ton heavy transport vehicle and an army of four; tracked, racked and ready to roll, to serve and protect the walled metropolis of Grand Rapids-both her living and her undead. Captain Jacob Billet and his crew patrol the byways, ready for trouble.
William Lettner, the North Shore Coalition High Commissioner, has enemies from the mainland to the lakeshore and needs to be covertly transported home after his helicopter is shot down en route to Grand Rapids. He has no love for a city that give unliving civilians the right to survive. Lettner's venomous outbursts assaults Billet and his crew along every mile travelled as they are assigned to safely bring him through the treacherous landscape outside the city back to his hometown.
To complete their mission, the HURON and her crew will have to face domesticated zombies and the feral undead; marauders holding strategic chokepoints hostage; barricaded villages fighting for survival, and a group of geneticists who've lost control of one of their monstrous experiments.
The crew will need to stay strong and trust one another in order to finish the mission and bring their "precious" cargo home, even knowing, all the while, the terrible deeds Lettner has done.
Travelling through West Michigan was never so dangerous.
Transport is the first book in the Transport series!
- Seventh Star Press
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
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Combine zombie fiction with Mad Max and space marines perhaps, and you’ll have something like Peter Welmerink’s Transport. Perfectly earth-bound, set in a very convincingly post-viral Grand Rapids Michigan, filled with believable characters who hold their tasks in the front of their minds and their pasts between the lines, and told with rapid-fire, absorbing narration, Transport transports its readers and won’t let go, from beginning to end. It’s a novel that begs to be turned into a movie, but please turn it into a good one—it’s not your common fare. I love how the author keeps present events in the forefront of the tale, never weighing the reader down with backstory, but revealing just enough to tease and intrigue. A virus in 2013? A world-wide disaster? Refugees? Towns building walls? It all comes together into a place that’s convincingly dangerous, with feral threats beyond the walls and political threat within, with a recent past subsumed by present need, and with wounded characters wearing only half their scars on their skins. Fast action, neat storyline, well-hidden plot, great characters, and a world that’s broken in so many ways… what more could you need. I couldn’t put this down. Disclosure: I was given a copy during the author’s blog tour. I’m just sorry it took me so long to get around to reading it.
Very much enjoyed this book, the first in a series I am told. It is not your standard zombie fare. It is more about the military crew of a huge armored personnel carrier and the crap they need to go through to bring a really bad high ranking official through some rather treacherous territory in Michigan (a state I have yet to see any big zombie stories or books come from). When all is said and done, I really enjoyed the story. It is not all serious, not all people running away from zombies. Great stuff.
Transport is a tale of Jake Billet and crew on journey from Grand Rapids to Muskegon. In Grand Rapids, year 2025, it is a severely altered world than what we know of today. A world where the undead zombies infest the land. However, not all of the undead are alike and out to attack the living. That is Billet’s point of view anyway. Lettner, on the other hand, considers all zombies, hostile or not, to be a danger and threat to society and will attempt to eradicated the undead at any cost, even if this means wiping out the living at the same time. Transport takes the reader on one of Billet’s most important missions assisted by the HURON, a 72-ton heavy transport vehicle. “To complete their mission, the HURON and her crew will have to face domesticated zombies and the feral undead; marauders holding strategic chokepoints hostage; barricaded villages fighting for survival, and a group of geneticists who’ve lost control of one of their monstrous experiments.” What mission could be so important that Billet is willing to risk his own life and the lives of his crew? Transport is a fast paced book that will keep you deeply engaged in the tale. Transport is book one of a series, leaving the reader wanting book two to see how all the characters will evolve after what happened to them during thrilling book one.