Burn the Dead: Quarantine Synopsis:
Robert Stephenson makes his living burning zombies – a job that pays the bills and plays tricks on the mind. Still, his life is routine until one day his infected wife, Anna, shows up in line for the incinerator, and Rob must cremate the love of his life.
In a race against the clock, he must find his four-year-old son Sammy, who is stranded in a newly quarantined zone, teeming with the walking dead, and crawling with the Necro-Morbus virus.
Does Rob have what it takes to fight the undead and put his broken family back together?
Or will he also end up in the incinerator – burning with the rest of the dead? – Goodreads
Burn the Dead: Quarantine Review
This is my second time with author Steven Jenkins. My first, of course, was the awesome Fourteen Days (my review). To be honest, I didn’t realize who it was until I’d already checked out Quarantine from Kindle Unlimited, and looked it up on Goodreads to add it to my Currently-Reading shelf. Then there was that moment of pleased recognition and happiness as I realized I was in for a treat because I knew this author had his writing chops.
Jenkins delivered a zombie horror story in Quarantine with teeth-gnashing, gut-clenching flair. He gives us a protagonist anyone can root for. One who just lost his wife and is trying desperately to get to his 4 year old son and make sure he’s safe. Anyone with an ounce of sympathy knows they would be doing the exact same thing in his (Rob’s) situation as the full-speed-ahead action unfolds. The main character is entirely believable, and going off what I know of my neighbors, so are they.
Overall, solid work from a fantastic writer. It doesn’t try to be anything more than what it is – a edge of your seat zombie fic – and its just a fun read! If my review of Fourteen Days wasn’t enough to spur you to try him out, hopefully this review will do so. I know I’ve already downloaded the next book in the series to read.