From Mike Talbot's journal:
"The End . . . has come and gone. This is the new beginning, the new world order and it sucks. The end for humanity came the moment the U.S. government sent out the infected flu shots. My name is Michael Talbot and this is my journal. I'm writing this because no one's tomorrow is guaranteed, and I have to leave something behind to those who may follow."
So continues Mike's journey. Will he give up all that he is in a desperate bid to save his family and friends? Eliza is coming: can anyone be prepared?
©2011 Mark Tufo (P)2012 Tantor
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"Mark Tufo is one of those writers whose stories are elevated beyond the usual." (John Ramsey Miller, author of The Last Family)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-08-15

Loved it

I love Mark Tufos writting, he has to be one of my favourite authors and I love Sean Runette. His voice just makes the stories come alive!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By P on 24-02-13


I don't know how Mark Tufo does it another great installment keep it up Mark I would highly recommend the Zombie Fallout series of books if you like Zombies, Vampires and great Characters.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Theodore on 13-01-13

What a twisted web we weave....

This series is getting downright convoluted in nature and I mostly get infuriated when stories get too convoluted; it generally reads to me that the author is trying too hard. In this case though... I'll make a huge exception!

The book becomes more and more complex with various twists and turns appearing throughout the title. As soon as you think that you have gotten a good enough grasp of the series something new is introduced which adds a twist to the series but makes it a bit more harder to follow. I find myself feeling sorry for the Talbots, they seem to can't catch a break... With all that being said though, I can't help but be gripped by the entire book... I will see this book through to the end come hell or high water and anyone who has gotten this far in the series would probably agree.

Again this series shine mostly due to the characters whose vantage point we read from. The neurotic germophobe that is Mike Talbot, his formidable and dedicated wife Mrs. Talbot, the loveable Tommy, the dangerous Thomas and the vicious Eliza all brings about their own special touch to the book. Their differing vantage points are fascinating to view from and will have you cracking up or on the edge of your seat with excitement.

The narration gets better with each book I find and Sean Runnette's command of the myriad of characters in the book is note worthy. He's truly gotten a grasp of all the characters in this book and frankly, I wouldn't have the narration done any other way.

The series thus far has been just plain fun to experience, with this one only adding to it. It doesn't take itself too seriously but it isn't a complete joke either. A young crowd will certainly love these books.

P.S. The book once again ends with a cliff hanger....

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3 out of 5 stars
By Mike Naka on 01-10-12

slow start, great ending

Any additional comments?

book 4 starts off where book 3 finished. i like that about this series. mike is at his brother's house. ron shows mike a hidden compartment in his closet that holds info about their great grandfather, dr. hugh mann.

we also learn mike talbot isn't the only one in his family that has come into contact with tomas and eliza. ron shows mikea box that has something of eliza's in it. i'm not going to tell you, you just have to read it.

what do you NEVER do in a scary movie? leave/break up the group. mike decides to leave his family to try to rescue alex, paul, and their group of survivors. as expected,, splitting up the core group of survivors causes things to get FUBARed.

there are a few side adventures of the various groups before the big push to rescue the other survivors who are trapped in north carolina in what other than a furniture store. note: that was meant to be sarcastic. lol north carolina is the furniture capital. well at least before most of the furniture makers moved to china, but i digress..

it's nice to see some of the women in action and see how they respond. other than jen, the women have kind of stood behind the men. it's nice to see they can get themselves into trouble all by themselves, a la tracy's and nicole's jaunt to the convenience store to buy cigarettes.

don't forget mrs. dino. i love to hate her!

mad jack is an interesting side character. turns out he was rising star in dept. of defense. he was a loner who played halo and had a kill ratio of 98%. he's kind of a mad genius whose invention sounds intriguing.

another interesting twist is zombie 3.0. geezzzz...i may have to buy a desert eagle after all! lol

but the ending really makes this book. it adds a new dimension to the story. you'll have to read it to see what i mean. but if you've made it this far, you probably don't even need to read my review b/c you like the story enough to go ahead and buy the audiobook.

the story is still fresh, and the scenarios the survivors find themselves in are believable. so far, mark tufo has kept clear of repeating himself.

so far, my 3rd favorite book of the series, with book 3 #1 and book 1 #2.

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