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Jim Thurmond is hidden away in his house from a plague of walking dead. When a missed call on his cell phone indicates it is from his estranged son who is hundreds of miles away, Jim Thurmond sets off on a journey to find him. Along the way he must fight for his life against these flesh eating monsters. With the aid of an ex-prostitute, a minister and a scientist who just might have the answers to how this all came about, Jim is determined to rescue his son.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Tone of book    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the zombie chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   major character becomes a sex slave How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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