A band of survivors try and escape a California filled with mindless plague victims. Angie West made her living hosting a TV reality show featuring her family's gun business. When the plague came that turned people into zombie-like killing machines, she was one of the few people already prepared to survive. But not everyone who survived the first few days was as experienced. Skye Dennison was moving into her dorm room when her family was killed. She made it out and with the help of some soldiers learned to be an effective killing machine.
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And that was the story of the first few months. Random people somehow staying alive. They included a couple of escaped prisoners from San Quinton, a group of vans driven by Deadheads and a Russian pilot on loan to the U. S. All of the survival stories are different, but they all end up reaching an abandoned Naval Base in Oakland.
They somehow all stumble onto the base at about the same time, and even though the base is eventually surrounded by tens of thousands of the undead, being with other humans gives them some small hope for the future.
Best part of story, including ending:
The story is well-written and there are some compelling characters. But if you've seen the TV show "The Walking Dead," then this story will seem very familiar.
Best scene in story:
We don't know exactly what happened to Skye after the soldiers she was with are killed. But when she shows up again, she is a relentless killer. She's a long way from that quiet college girl and that transformation is both depressing and impressive.
Opinion about the main character:
Angie West reveled in TV stardom and many people thought she was self-absorbed. But I liked the fact that when the world went wrong, she used her skills to save others.