When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance....
So just so we're crystal clear..I love Zombies. I love zombies so so so much! I LOVE how Jonathan Maberry writes zombies. He always makes you feel slightly bad for them. He doesn't forget the part where they used to be people, with personalities and feelings. THAT is awesome to me! Now don't get me wrong, I still cheer very heartily when the good guys destroy their faces, but I feel bad a little bit too. I like this strange set of emotions that I get from this.
Now Patient Zero was on my wishlist FOR-EV-ER! I pretty much tore into it the moment I got it! I enjoyed the mix of political/horror fiction. The world in PZ isn't black and white. The zombies aren't the ultimate evil here, they are just a tool used by the real bad guys...PEOPLE. The intrigues and plots were intricate and well drawn..very entertaining writing as per usual.
I am a big ole fan of Mr. Maberry so I may sound a little biased, but I found a few more reviews to balance out the non-crazy stans (Me) and the regular reviews (everybody else)
Other Non-Drooling Reviews:
Curled Up With a Good Book
- Paperback: 421 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Original edition (March 3, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312382855