on March 3, 2014
Many people know that the 1969 moon landing was faked, but are unaware of the actual circumstances. Find out how the U.S. faked the moon landing to avert the zombie apocalypse as the lives of a disgraced B-movie director, a bar owner, some drunks, an Army Ranger unit, a bunch of gangsters, an affluent but very dysfunctional family, and a few cops come together in One Undead Step. One year after Romero shocked the world with Night of the Living Dead, a small city is rocked by grisly killings, the gory details of which are only known through whispered rumors. The government presence that makes the populace all the more nervous is unable to contain the impending threat that grows out of control on a hot, humid night in Mid-July. As the city's residents fight for their lives, the Military rushes to make a film about two men landing a small spacecraft on the moon. Will their plan work? Find out as an evil man finds redemption, some soldiers choose between their mission and duty, a young couple finds forbidden love, an older couple reignites their passion, and a bartender gets stiffed for lots of drinks in One Undead Step.
Thank you to the author for providing an ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.
I don’t have a plethora of zombie books under my belt, Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, being the only other experience, and it was a kind of ‘touchy feely’ one. One Step Undead, is of the more traditional zombie variety. And an interesting spin on it, at that. Take zombies, a 1960s time setting, and a little conspiracy theory, and you have the recipe for a page turning read.
OSU is broken up into little mini chapters, focusing on different characters. While it did take me a quarter way into the novel to adjust, I could then see the merit and necessity of it to the story. The characters are immersed into a world of chaos. You, as a silent character in the story, are immersed as well.
The ending stung me a bit. But as with any story you truly invest yourself in, sometimes you can’t help but pout a little about not knowing what happened next.
Three out of Five Stars