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Double Dead (Tomes of the Dead) by Chuck Wendig
Rebellion Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781907992407
Date: 10 November 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Chuck Wendig's distinctive name has been popping up in my feeds quite a lot of late - which shows that an online presence is hugely important in terms of up-and-coming authors getting noticed over all the white noise the interwebs produce. I see that he recently signed a two book deal with Angry Robot and this recent release from Abaddon extends his profile further. Double Dead is the latest tale in the Tomes of Dead zombie franchise and is a paperback original release.

"Coburn’s been dead now for close to a century, but seeing as how he’s a vampire and all, it doesn’t much bother him. Or at least it didn’t, not until he awoke from a forced five-year slumber to discover that most of human civilization was now dead— but not dead like him, oh no. See, Coburn likes blood. The rest of the walking dead, they like brains. He’s smart. Them, not so much. But they outnumber him by about a million to one. And the clotted blood of the walking dead cannot sustain him. Now he’s starving. And nocturnal. And more pissed-off than a bee-stung rattlesnake. The vampire not only has to find human survivors (with their sweet, sweet blood), but now he has to transition from predator to protector—after all, a man has to look after his food supply. "

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