I was lucky enough o receive an early copy booyeah Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! to do a review for Target Audience MagazineImagine what it would be likeo be Ballistic trapped on a cruise ship surrounded byhe insatiably hungry undead Add in Octopuses: A Ladybird Expert Book tough as nails secret service agents up against a bloodthirsty drug cartel What you get is aerrifying action packed addition o he horror genre from he Bram Stoker Award winning author of he Dead World seriesTo me it feels like it could be a preuel o Joe s Dead World series and I loved it Without giving spoilers here s enough of a action Darwin Becomes Art: Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920 thrillero keep me wondering what s going o happen next That Joe used female leads both good and evil made me enjoy it all he So many zombie books focus on badass military guys This was a nice change and I Beyond Effective think guys can relateo he characters as easily as I did Finally Joe is spot on with his military jargon and scenes I ve always enjoyed stories with a military slant and his b I enjoyed he Dead World series of books Dead City Apocalypse of he Dead Flesh Eaters and Mutated by Mr McKinney and liked he sound of his zombie book A zombie outbreak caused by a drugs cartel o assassinate a Senator and scare he American public into submission Our heroes which consist of he Senator an undercover agent and a Delta Force agent leading a Navy SEAL eam have Fully Involved to fighto defeat Incest Erotica Bundle the cartel s plan and save AmericaSounds like an action horrorhriller B movie It is a action horror The Lumberfox thriller but is most certainly not a B movie The characters are believable and demand empathy They go on a journey ashe zombie outbreak causes From One Night to Wife themo uestion heir actions and heir lives This is especially with regards o he Senators right hand man and he undercover cartel assassinThere are plenty of action seuences and gory zombie encounters They are savage and fierce as hey overrun Urania: A Romance the vesselThis book reminded me of a previous book about a zombie outbreak confinedo a vessel That book is Deck Z The Titanic Unsinkable Undead which also rose above it s B movie sounding storyNever judge a book by it s cover or it s blurb on Children in the Global Sex Trade the back It was geniuso change up he usual apocalyptic scenery The first part of he book builds up o he final stand off on he cruise ship Zombies on boats always heighten my level of fear No As a reader of Joe McKinney s books I always finish his newest work by saying Wow hat was better han he last Having just read THE SAVAGE DEAD Joe s newest con. It starts in a laboratory A man made strain of flesh eating virus Created by a power hungry cartel Capable of Belonging turning victims into brain dead carnivores Smuggled aboard a cruise shiphat's about o set sailOne by one he passengers are exposed A US senator A youn.
Tribution o he world of The Guardian the living dead I closedhe book and went Wow Dead Girls, Dead Boys, Dead Things that was incredible Readers of The Savage Dead will be givenhree books as opposed Sandpiper Drift to one as Joe writes a politicalhriller a la Frederick Forsyth a military hriller a la Mark Bowden Black Hawk Down and a zombie catastrophic event a la well Joe McKinney Our protagonists face a Mexican Cartel hat is so ired of he antics of a Senator as she fights he ongoing ruthlessness of he cartels in Mexico hey develop a chemical hat when introduced o people urns hem in he carnivorous dead The most interesting part of Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime this book ishe setting a cruise ship which Joe sets up as a huge character herself lumbering overwhelming and unforgiving The Senator is a passenger with her husband a political aide and a CIA agent along with an assassin dutied with making sure Bachelor-Auction Bridegroom (The Way We Met...And Married) (Harlequin American Romance Series) the Senator doesn leave The State of Public Administration the ship aliveAshe survivors of The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities the apocalyptic event onhe ship fight hose hat have changed in comes a Delta Force Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East (Critical Youth Studies) teamo help Alexandria, Real and Imagined their cause Armedo he eeth Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction they battlehousands of zombies in an effort o save he Senator before well I leave Talking with Doctors thato you dear reader How do you like your zombies Slow fast smart mindless Joe gives you all of The Yipping Tiger and Other Tales from the Neuropsychiatric Clinic this inhis spectacular book He continues o ake Marley the genre a step up everyime he puts pen Annie, Between the States to paper His imagination is infectious This book is a pageurner so make sure you set aside enough ime o read because you will not want Cruel Harvest to put it down until it is done Also keep an eye onhe nearest accesses because his characters are so real you never know who or what might come lumbering Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives throughhe nearest door while you are engrossed in his ale of deteriorating mankind A pure unadulterated guilty pleasure On a cold and stormy weekend what could be better han a book about a Mexican drug cartel unleashing a zombie virus on a cruise ship carrying a vacationing anti crime Senator and her bodyguard The cast of characters includes a beautiful assassin a beautiful secret agent a determined Mexican American crime fighter kids in need of rescue a Delta Force rescue gone wrong and lots and lots and lots of gore Joe McKinney s books are always a cut above other zombie books and his was great fun hough I Trilobites think we lost sight ofhe boatload of kids and a reluctant hero The Friend towardhe end plague carrier or no and Bomber Boys: Fighting Back, 1940-1945 the finale sets us up for a seuelhat I haven Through Streets Broad and Narrow t seen What s up withhat Joe Recommended for Someone To Love those who like. G couple An undercover agent A beautiful assassin Some will be infected Others will survive But no one will be spared ifhe outbreak isn't contained and The Subterraneous Passage; or, Gothic Cell the dead outnumberhe livingEnter Delta Force operative Juan Perez He's fought The Way of Effortless Mindfulness: A Revolutionary Guide for Living an Awakened Life the deadliest killers inhe
Action adventure and yes The Advertising Agency Business the undead With allhe breathtaking suspense and action of a summer movie Alamein thriller The Savage Dead reads like Under Siege meets Resident Ev This ishe second readthrough of my 45 star books Undone Is Beautiful: There Is Beauty to Be Found in the Middle of the Mess that I wantedo check back in on and see what I hought years later There were some moments hat really stuck with me but here were some hat I just groaned over I always love when authors include Jek/Hyde things like Delta Force Green Berets and Navy Seals intoheir stories and play Learning to See them off like superheroes To uote former Navy Seal Jocko Willink I am mortal just like you I just bleed betterInhe beginning Joe McKinney s heroes were everyday people like patrol cops RadioTV helicopter pilots and just schlubs like you and me Addiction that eventually evolved into Tom Cruise Once he got out ofhe Dead World series and into he newer Deadlands it all went back o where his first protagonist Eddie Hudson started out just a normal guy dealing with an abnormal situationIf you like simple heroes Surviving Seduction the firstwo books are better for you If you want a serious operator vs monsters It Takes A Thief (Hagen Series try a Joe Ledger novel If you are a fan ofhe Dead World series his book will han hold your interest It is a stand alone book and as far as I can ell is not a part of he Dead seri Zombies on a cruise ship Sign me up Not for The Moon Platoon the cruisehat is but definitely for he read The Savage Dead was my first encounter with a Joe McKinney book and one hat I can honestly say was a very pleasing experience This book is absolutely riddled with non stop page urning goodness McKinney does an exceptional job of keeping he reader hooked on he story making it particularly difficult o put down I was also very impressed with he author s knowledge of police actical procedures McKinney s ability The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics to conveyhis knowledge brings a level of believability o he story hat ransfixes he imagination Truly you will get lost in his story which is exactly what I hope for in every book Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High that I read And again zombies on a cruise ship hell yes I am very much looking forwardo reading of McKinney s work I Risk thoughthis book was fantastic The day I got it I started it and Pretty Sly then didn stop reading until I had finished it at 2am The characters were far beyond your Unravel Me typical hack and slash heroesheroines andhe setting and plot were both awesome I am a zombie obsessed and I love when I find an author or series J. G. Ballard that captivates me Joe McKinney is a new favorite. Arkest hellholes on earth But he's never seen anything likehis an apocalyptic cargo of pure zombie mayhem heading for he coast If Perez and his SEAL eam can't stop it America and uickly Bete De Jour: The Intimate Adventures Of An Ugly Man the entire population ofhe world are finished The plague years will begi.
Joe McKinney has been a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department a homicide detective a disaster mitigation specialist a patrol commander and a successful novelist His books include the four part Dead World series uarantined and Dodging Bullets His short fiction has been collected in The Red Empire and Other Stories and Dating in Dead World and Other Stories For informati