Apocalypse of the Dead

Apocalypse of the Dead

Joe McKinney / Feb 20, 2020

Apocalypse of the Dead Two hellish years That s how long it s been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast the dead rose up from the ruins The cities were quarantined the infected contained Any unlucky survivors were

  • Title: Apocalypse of the Dead
  • Author: Joe McKinney
  • ISBN: 9780786023592
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Two hellish years That s how long it s been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, the dead rose up from the ruins The cities were quarantined the infected, contained Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive but one passenger carries the virus.

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      • Joe McKinney

        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, Quarantined 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 information go to joemckinney.wordpress.


    1. I love a good zombie story as much as the next person, BUT this book failed in almost every way for me. In my opinion the author failed to find a way for the reader to connect with his characters. By the time I got to page 160, I literally put the book down because I simply didn't care what happened anymore. Every other chapter we were intoduced to more new characters, while the ones we just read about were held in a long holding pattern until they drop back in out of the blue. The zombies thems [...]

    2. Well done, Mr. McKinney. Again.Though this is a sequel to McKinney's Dead City, you won't be lost at all if you haven't yet read Dead City. A sequel that works as a stand alone book. Huh. I think this may be the very first time I have seen it done RIGHT.Dead City was nicely done, and Apocalypse of the Dead picks up several years later. The original outbreak had been contained by building a border wall, thus containing the threat of the virus spreading to any other area than the original outbreak [...]

    3. Apocalypse of the Dead is technically a sequel to Dead City, Joe McKinney's story about the initial night of outbreak as the dead take over San Antonio and one police officer must fight to survive his night in hell. This novel actually takes place two years after Dead City, and the main character in that book is only briefly mentioned as the author of a novel on how he survived that night. What AotD is all about is the bigger picture-the aftermath of the dead rising up due to a new virus coming [...]

    4. In all honesty, I'd had enough of zombie books. The ones that did it right were awesome. The ones that didn't were dismal. I really didn't think I'd find another Z-book to up the ante at all. But then came Apocalypse of the Dead by Joe McKinney. All I can say is that McKinney has, once again, raised the bar by creating not only a solid story full of terror, but one that reaches the "epic" genre.AotD is a simple premise. Set after the initial Z-outbreak, cities like Houston are cordoned off and f [...]

    5. Much, much better than the first novelI wasnt even going to give this one a shot after the first one but Im glad I did. Its like Mckinney is a completely different author here and he is definitely channeling some Stephen King's The Stand here and in a good way. All the characters and their individual stories converging into one and done rather well. My only gripe would be the neglect the characters Jeff and Robin got towards the end of the book, would have liked to have seen more from them.

    6. Two years after the outbreak of zombification chronicled in McKinney's first novel Dead City, things, as you might expect, are not turning out well. A containment wall around Houston and other intensely infected regions contains not only the infected but those survivors who have been trapped inside now for two years. And they are pissed and always trying to get out. They of course do get out, carrying the infection with them. And as if that is not bad enough, there are signs the virus has gone a [...]

    7. This book made me question my whole love for the genre. I found myself debating if I should ever read ANYTHING zombie related again and I had to tell myself, "No! This is just an aberration. Who knows why everyone gave this book five stars? You've given books that were awful in retrospect oddly high ratings before. People get caught up in the flow of things and much like the characters in this book get swept away by poor choices. Zombie books are still one of the more interesting plot mechanisms [...]

    8. Apocalypse of the Dead is the second book in the Dead World series by Joe McKinney and a novel of Fiction from Pinnacle.Book Blurb: And The Dead Shall Rise. . .Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves. A feast for the dead.And The Living Shall Gather. . .One boatload of refugees manages to make it out al [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this book over all. The story was great, the characters interesting and the situations engaging. It is a sequel to Dead City not in the sense that it continues the earlier book's exact storyline, but instead it continues the evolution of the world setting as a whole. The new characters we are introduced to quickly form into the people you'd either root for or hope get killed on the next page; and in each new case McKinney does not fail to deliver.My one problem with the book, ot [...]

    10. This is book 2 (of 4) in the Dead World series and it is a completely different story from the first book Dead City which concentrated on one character fighting through the zombie hordes over the course of one night to get to his family.This story is set 2 years later when a quarantine is in place and follows the journeys of numerous groups of characters after the quarantine is breached and the zombies pour out across the USA. It is not necessary to read Dead City first and the two books can sta [...]

    11. I'm a bit disturbed by this book.First- as I'm starting to read this every single chapter ends with a group in the mists of something and a new chapter begins with a new group of people. This kept up for most of the book and it drove me absolutely insane trying to keep track of 10 different groups of people " slight exaggeration" Second- the sexual encounters with Jasper could have and should have been left out. Towards the end of the book when he took Thomas in his bed a young boy my stomach tu [...]

    12. I saw this book and was instantly excited because I had read Joe's first book, Dead City and thought it was awesome, but when I began reading this book I felt as though I had missed something. It is supposedly the 2nd book in the series, yet it has hardly anything to do with the Dead City other than the city in which it occurs. It felt like there was a book that I had missed reading or something so I did some web searching and found a book by Joe called "Quarantined", but it is not available any [...]

    13. This was a great read. The only gripe I had was in the early parts of the book, where there were a lot of separate stories focusing on different groups of people. The book bounced hap-hazardously between each group in a really confusing way. I can only think that this happened because each group's story was written in full, then split up into pieces to form each chapter. However, as the story built and each separate story intertwined, it turned from a good book into a great book. Not everyone su [...]

    14. I'm calling this one "Redemption of the Dead" instead of Apocalypse of the Dead. The first book in this series I felt was horrid and very badly written. I wasn't even sure I wanted to go on with the rest of the series, but I'm so glad I did. What a complete turnaround!! I loved it. Everything I complained about in book 1 was done pretty much perfectly in Book # 2. You had all the action, but it seemed more thought out and placed where it should be. The characters were even more rounded with a co [...]

    15. Definitely got into this one more than the 1st. Nothing bad about the 1st just that I felt this had a more grown up feel about it and the characters very believable. Looking forward to April 2011 for the next one !

    16. really fun read. felt huge. lots of areas covered, character types and all sorts of scenarios. often predictable, but scattered enough to deflect any boredom aha.i didn't like the way i read Nate. i found it bad writing and pulling teeth to read. i understand he's supposed to be slow, but it came out really phony to me until the lastt interaction he has. there were a lot of cliches, but there were so many angles things were coming from that it managed to not be monotonous in it, though i am not [...]

    17. I was about to put the book down. I'm so glad I didn't.At first I thought that the author was all over the place and I was having trouble trying to keep up with all of the characters, where they were at, and how he was switching between them. As I guessed, all of the characters would eventually make it to one place and their stories combine making it easier but I was afraid I was going to be lost. No such thing happened.Like his last book in the series I ate this one up like candy. I normally as [...]

    18. Joe McKinney skillfully balances several groups of characters as they trek across a ruined America to the North Dakota Grasslands where they hope to avoid the hordes of zombies that have resurrected since hurricanes destroyed a portion of the Gulf Coast. The government had hoped that quarantining the cities affected by the hurricanes would stop the outbreak, but a boatload of refugees makes it to the Florida coast and, unfortunately, all but two of them turned.It’s not absolutely necessary to [...]

    19. Overall, very confused jump around storytelling. But the theme of multiple survivors being lead to a single point shows that McKinney had more in store than the initial 2 stories.I really hate that writers use the unimaginative "Christian-Sinner" as the cult leader. We all know people are not perfect, and Joe tried initially to set up that character with some good points - only a minor amount though. Then he took on the roll of true evil and even more so, he took on a perverted nature that would [...]

    20. The book was OK. Barely. It exists in the same world as the first one, but none of the characters are carried over -- it's a whole new cast. That's nice in that it gives you a fresh take on the world apocalypse, but it also is a bit of a downer since it requires you to re-familiarize yourself with a whole slew of new characters.And there are a LOT of new characters. Many more than in the first book. This makes it more difficult to keep track of all the different sub-plots and I found the overall [...]

    21. Okay! So here's my review!I am an avid book reader! I love books about zombies and mostly anything young adult, even though I'm getting older in my year.I read Dead City and I had been wanting to read it for a while now, and well guess what? I liked it. The main guys name is Eddie Hudson. I thought this book was going to be a take-off from that, but no it's not. It has different people who all get together in the end. I really wished this author would of continued with eddie's story. But the peo [...]

    22. This book is deeply sexist. I think the author noticed the complaints of sexism in response to the first book and tried to fix it in this one. There is a female leader in this book! Who is described by another character as attractive, because latinas keep their looks into their 40s and 50s. (wut) Also she ran a daycare pre-apocalypse and her primary action in the book is taking care of an orphan. One female character is a porn star with an extended seduction scene who immediately morphs into a p [...]

    23. I enjoyed Dead City so much for its fast pace and non-stop zombie action. When i saw this book, I knew the good times would continue on from the first book - I was so wrong.I read so many negative reviews of Dead City (even though I loved it) the main complaint was that it was too fast paced and never slowed down to build the characters or give you a breather. Maybe the author read that too and decided to write this book with the pace so slow that a zombie could outrun it.I always give a book 10 [...]

    24. Fantastic use of multiple viewpoints, great characters, and solid action story. McKinney has a talent for making outrageous characters work well together. This novel is a standalone sequel to Dead City that follows several bands of survivors as they journey across the country in search of safe haven from hordes of infected. Some of the best moments of this novel come from the sheer unlikelihood of the events - a band of geriatric survivors led by a retired U.S Marshal, a party bus on the run fro [...]

    25. Not as fast-paced as Dead City, the previous book in the series, although there are fast paced parts. There are more characters to follow in this book and the chapters go from storyline to storyline for the characters. The writing is still very good. He keeps you engaged the entire time which is a plus. I knocked two stars off this book because he has a storyline that is to a T exactly like the Jim Jones cult. Again, the writing is good but even the character is described like Jim Jones. Very bi [...]

    26. So, to be perfectly fair, the biggest knock against this book for me is probably a personal preference; I prefer the zombie books that began with life as we know it and devolve into apocalypse. It's the societal crumble, adaptation and survival story that I enjoy most.This book delivers a lot of great scenes, characters and ideas, but I was always slightly disappointed. The fault really feels like mine and not the author's, but this review is about my take on the book and so there you have it.

    27. This probably deserves 4 stars, but i wrote a rather unfavorable review of Dead City, and this one really went out of the way to help me forget all the time i wasted reading that one. Felt like two completely different authors. Actual character development? Amazing. Quite an enthralling storyline as well. Just finished Apocalypse of the Dead a few moments ago, and am about to purchase the third in the series as soon as i put a period at the end of this sentence.

    28. It's been about a year and a half and a hundred plus books since I read the first book in the series. As such, initially I had a bit of difficultly keeping track of where things were and the initial rotating of characters in the narrative had me feeling a little lost.Once the narratives started to merge together it was an enjoyable zombie survival novel with a couple of fresh ideas, not redefining, but fresh. Could have probably used a prologue to refresh the memory of readers like me.

    29. A little confusing at first with so many characters in different places, but as groups get honed down to their main elements they begin to come together. It took me half the book before I cared about anyone, but now that it's over I want to read more about the survivors. It was interesting to see the zombie apocalypse setting happening with the backdrop of a cult and refugees from a quarantine zone.

    30. Okay, so this book was better than the first one. It answers some questions about the zombies. It has a lot more action. At first, it was difficult for me to follow the constant change of characters. Each chapter was a new group, then he would swing back to the previous group. It got confusing. But, other than that, I really liked the book.The one thing that this book showed was that the walking dead are not the main problem. The main problem can be the people who are still alive

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