Sunday, November 23, 2014
The Hungry 6: The Rule of Three - by Steven W. Booth & Harry Shannon - Another strong entry in the Sheriff Penny Miller saga
When last we left our intrepid zombie fighters, Sheriff Penny Miller, her sometime lover, Scratch, Captain Karl Sheppard, Rolf and the cadaver dog Dudley, the group had been heading down the highway in a stolen police cruiser.
In the epilogue of The Hungry 5: All Hell Breaks Loose, we are led to believe that same cruiser is taken out by a missile launched from a drone following the cruiser.
I figured that could very well be the end of one of my favorite zombie series, but thanks to some creative thinking, authors Steven W. Booth and Harry Shannon are back with book six. Good news for fans of this entertaining set of books.
In The Hungry 6: The Rule of Three the objective is to find and eliminate the Triad, the three masterminds behind the program that caused the zombie apocalypse and now plan to use their mistake to do the unthinkable.
Once again, Sheriff Miller and what is left of her friends are in the thick of things. "Thirty-six hours was barely long enough to complete her assignment . It was finally here, the end game. It meant the eradication of the United States, and perhaps all of North America if things went as planned."
Returning to this series was like putting on a set of warm gloves on a bitter Winter day. Sheriff Penny Miller, Queen of the snarky dialogue is back in form. Scratch is as surly and protective as ever. Rolf is still a bit out there, although we learn much more of his story and he contributes in a big way. And then there are the zombies...lots of zombies.
"A little girl in a pink Disney costume with a golden plastic tiara emerged from the mob. Her black hair was disheveled, little brown eyes rolled back, little mouth and lips attacking the air like sea creature suction on the smeared wall of an uncleaned fish tank. Miller shot her through the head without a second thought."
If you've never read any of the Sheriff Penny Miller Saga, you really ought to start at the beginning and read them all, even though the authors do their best to make this a complete story that stands well on it's own.
From Genius Book Publishing, The Hungry 6: The Rule of Three, is available now for the Kindle from Amazon.com.
I you're a fan of zombie lit, don't hesitate to read this series, and if you've been reading these stories all along then I know you want to see how it all ends...or does it?