Book 1: A new flu strain has been spreading across Africa, Europe, and Asia. Disturbing news footage is flooding the cable news channels. People are worried and frightened.
But Zed Zane is oblivious. He needs to borrow rent money from his parents. He gets up Sunday morning, drinks enough tequila to stifle his pride, and heads to his mom's house for a lunch of begging, again.
But something is wrong. There's blood in the foyer. His mother's corpse is on the living room floor. Zed's stepdad Dan is wild with crazy-eyed violence and attacks Zed when he comes into the house. They struggle into the kitchen. Dan's yellow teeth tear at Zed's arm, but he grabs a knife and stabs Dan 37 times, or so the police later say.
With infection burning in his blood, Zed is arrested for murder but the world is falling apart, and he soon finds himself back on the street, fighting for his life among the infected who would kill him and the normal people, who fear him.
Book 2: Slow Burn: Infected picks up the story of Zed, Murphy, and Jerome where Slow Burn: Zero Day ended.
All three have been infected but have not succumbed to the most pernicious symptoms of the virus. Nevertheless, their band of fearful survivors, have ostracized them.
Back on the street, with weapons to defend themselves but little food in their packs, they embark on a search for Murphy's family while following a rumor of safe haven in the form of a doomsday bunker in east Austin.
But the world is more hazardous than they know. They expect violence from the voracious infected, but they have harsh lessons to learn about the uninfected. And humans to support the infrastructure of modern civilization, they find that danger comes in many forms.
Book 3: Zed is saying goodbye to one friend and pressing forward.
©2014 Bobby Adair (P)2014 Bobby Adair
I received a free copy of this audible book in exchange for an HONEST review.
Now, I've reviewed these books already, but that was before I wiggled my way into the ranks of the Platypire reviewers. I am completely obsessed with the Slow Burn series! So it's clear, the only book I got for free was the first one, in a boxed set with other books and that was the actual price. I had the opportunity to jump on board the audible train when I received Mr. Adair's newsletter not long ago and there was an offer of the first so many responders to get the first three for free in exchange review. Having been playing with the idea of starting to review audio books, I HAD to do it. SO not dissapointed!
Books 1-3 are the beginning of the tale following Zed during what is basically a zombie apocalypse. You know I love zombies! These books had me so thoroughly engrossed that I read the first 4 books originally in a single night, unable to pull myself away. Action, adventure, and a few heartbreaking moments laid out a story that wouldn't leave me.
Bob Says for the story: 5/5 Platypires!
Bob says for the narration: 4/5 Platypires!