The Return Man
by V. M. Zito
Hodder & Stoughton Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781444725186
Date: 29 March 2012 List Price £11.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Uncorrected Proof Copy: Another début snapped up by the newish genre list at Hodder and this one looks like a truly exciting prospect. V. M. Zito's first novel is a post-apocalyptic zombie novel that taps right into our current hunger of brainsssssss, as exemplified by the popularity of The Walking Dead and the fact that the whole Zombie thing just isn't going away.
Due to be published by Hodder in trade paperback next March, The Return Man will be released in both the US and France and film rights have already been optioned by The Ink Factory. Check out this web site all about the book and this link will take you to an interview with the author.
"The outbreak tore the USA in two. The east remains a safe haven. The west has become a ravaged wilderness. They call it the Evacuated States.
It is here that Henry Marco makes his living. Hired by grieving relatives, he tracks down the dead to deliver peace.
Now Homeland Security wants Marco, for a mission unlike any other. He must return to California, where the apocalypse began. Where a secret is hidden. And where his own tragic past waits to punish him again.
But in the wastelands of America, you never know who - or what - is watching you..."