The end of the world begins at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, hundreds of miles from land. A military aircraft en route to Denver, loaded with deceased American soldiers, disappears into an aberrant mass of storm clouds that appear almost out of nowhere. The pilots are startled by a sudden commotion in the cargo bay, where the air trays are kept. What they find stuns them all: the dead moving, alive and angry and hungry for human flesh--this is the first reported incident.
Days pass. The bodies of the recently deceased return to life, first near landmasses near the ocean, then elsewhere. They cannot be killed in any practical way, only incapacitated by dismemberment or blinding. Medical and military facilities around the globe work together in order to solve this baffling, unparalleled mystery. What they discover is maddening. These zombies are ingrained with a malignant root system, put there by some unknown and sinister force which is controlling them remotely.
The fate of the world rests with a small, unassuming group of people looking to find refuge from the dead and hopefully survive Armageddon. It's Maynard Dunn, a family man and ex-marine, who will lead them: Peter, an unrenowned psychic; Andrew, a brilliant scientist and biologist; Tony, a reckless teenage boy with homicidal tendencies; Faith, a suicidal and agoraphobic young woman; and Don, an old geezer with dementia who can hear the voice of pure evil.
This is Book 1 in a series of three, titled Puppeteer of the Dead: The Living Dead. Book 2, which I haven't started yet, will deal with the internal corruption among the remaining survivors; and three, the malign force behind the zombies themselves.
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