Where the horror began...
Something horrible is growing in the dark. A wave of cannibalism and fear is sweeping America's heartland, spreading carnage and infection in its wake. Captain Bannerman Clark of the National Guard has been tasked with an impossible mission: discover what is happening—and then stop it before it annihilates Los Angeles.
In California he discovers a woman trapped in a hospital overrun with violent madmen. She may hold the secret to the epidemic but she has lost everything—even her name.
David Wellington's first novel, Monster Island, explored a world overcome by horror and the few people strong enough to survive. Now he takes us back to where it all began—to the day the dead began to rise.
"[A] must-read for any zombie fan. Clever, scary fun." —Brian Keene, Author of The Rising and The Conqueror Worms
"Excellent... It's got all the stuff a zombie aficionado wants... plus a lot of welcome surprises that add a level of richness of the genre." —Boingboing.net
"[A] fantastic zombie novel... There are many layers to this zombie apocalypse, and this book just gets things rolling. Stay tuned." —Booklist