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St. Matthew’s (Contamination Zero) T.W. Piperbrook

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Genre: Horror, Zombies, Apocalypse, Sci-Fi
Publisher: Post Script Publishing
Date of Release: November 25, 2012
Pages: 93 pages
Format: Kindle
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My Rating:

3.50 Stars
3-stars

About the Book:

St. Matthews, Arizona

The infection starts with Frank, one of the locals at the town bar. In just a few hours, it has consumed the entire town.

Dan Lowery, one of only four police officers in St. Matthews, soon realizes he is no match for the impending destruction. Violence and bloodshed litter the streets, and the infected roam freely. No one is safe here—not even his family.

Somewhere, someone knows what is happening, and about the horrors to come…but is it too late?

My Review:

This prelude focuses on Dan Lowery and his daughter Quinn, and their escape from St. Matthew’s when the infection starts.
We’re introduced to the infection through “Patient Zero” Frank the town drunk. Now THIS is how you start a zombie apocalypse. Take out the police first. Or the hospital. Or heck, both!

Things get a little weird when the second cop is introduced, Howard. His position doesn’t really make sense at first. As the chaos ensues, Dan is in a rush to get home to his family. He is, then, confronted with his wife holding a knife in a catatonic state. His daughter, however, is missing. He sends Howard out after his daughter while he dealt with his wife, who attacks him.
While others would expect Dan to become a cop and subdue his wife, I saw a man afraid of who his wife had become and unsure how to stop it. He mourned the loss of her.

Now for Howard. He manages to find Quinn and rescue her, but receives a text which Quinn reads. It sends her running away again and we slowly learn that Howard is a sleeper agent who has a part in what was happening in St. Matthew’s.

When Quinn and her father reunite, Howard reveals himself and Dan leaves him to his fate with the zombies.

Now, there are some spelling errors in this. Some grammatical errors. But they aren’t terrible and do not deviate from the story greatly. It is a fun, zombie filled story that introduces you to the Contamination series.

Where to Buy:

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