Monster Nation: A Zombie Novel
by David Wellington
Cover Artist: Henry Diltz
Review by Gayle Surrette
Thunder's Mouth Press Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1560258667
Date: 28 September, 2006 List Price $13.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Attacked on the street in California, she awakes in an oxygen bar, mask on, tank fully open, sitting in a pool of blood. She can't remember anything of her life prior to the attack. Asked for a name, she chooses Nilla. Disoriented, she seeks help but finds herself in the middle of an epidemic -- people are going mad and killing everyone they run into, tearing them apart with their teeth and hands. Nilla suspects what she has become but knows that she's not like the others -- she can control her hunger. Not knowing what else to do she begins to move east towards the voice that is calling her but she doesn't like his message of chaos and cleansing. What's Nilla's role in this epidemic? Can she make a difference? From official release/information:
Book Description: In the heart of America, in the world's most secure prison, something horrible is growing in the dark. A wave of cannibalism and fear is sweeping across the heartland, spreading carnage and infection in its wake. Captain Bannerman Clark of the National Guard has been tasked with an impossible mission: discover what is happening — and then stop it before it annihilates Los Angeles.
In California, he discovers a woman trapped in a hospital overrun with violent madmen. She may hold the secret to the Epidemic but she has lost everything — even her name.
(Source: Thunder's Mouth Press)