A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave.Â But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects.Â Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up.Â Hungry.Â Infected.Â Contagious.
Small town cop Dez Fox and her partner JT are caught in a wave of murder as everyone they know and love die…only to rise again as the ravenous living dead.Â If Dez and JT canâ€™t contain the plague inside the town limits, the infection will spread beyond all control.
This is the way the world ends.Â Not with a bangâ€¦but a bite.
DEAD OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry
St. Martinâ€™s Griffin; Trade paperback $14.99; $9.99 for e-book
(Also available from Macmillan Audio read by William Dufris)
Praise for DEAD OF NIGHT:
â€œJonathan Maberry is the top gun when it comes to zombies, and with DEAD OF NIGHT, he’s at the top of his game.Â Frankly, I’m shocked by how effortlessly he moves between the lofty intellectual heights of T.S. Eliot’s poetry and the savage carnality of the kill.Â DEAD OF NIGHT develops with the fevered pace of a manhunt, and yet still manages to hit all the right notes.Â Strap in, because Maberry’s latest is one hell of a wild ride.Â I loved it.â€ – Joe McKinney, author of DEAD CITY and FLESH EATERS
â€œJonathan Maberry has created an homage to death itself and an homage to the undead that is as poetic as it is terrifying.Â It’s a brand new and intriguingly fresh slant on the zombie genre that we all love!â€ -John A. Russo co-screenwriter of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
â€œMaberry is a master at writing scenes that surge and hum with tension.Â The pacing is relentless.Â He presses the accelerator to the floor and never lets up, taking you on a ride that leaves your heart pounding.Â Itâ€™s almost impossible to put this book down.Â Dead of Night is an excellent read.â€Â â€”S.G. Browne, author of BREATHERS
“It would be enough to say that Jonathan Maberry had topped himself yet again with an epic zombie novel that is as much fun as it is terrifying.Â But that he has also created a story of such tremendous heart and social relevance only further cements his place as a master of the genre.Â It also doesn’t hurt that in DEAD OF NIGHT he has created one of the most compelling heroines I’ve read in years.Â Dead of Night blew me away!”Â –Ryan Brown – Author of PLAY DEAD
â€œOnce again, Jonathan Maberry does what he does best; Take proven science, synthesize it and create something truly terrifying.Â In DEAD OF NIGHT, Maberry lays the groundwork for a Bioweapon that could very well create zombies in the real world.Â Combining great characters (I fell in love with Dez Fox from the moment she was introduced) and taut, blindingly fast action, DEAD OF NIGHT, is a runaway bullet train of a ride. This is Jonathan Maberry’s best writing yet.â€ â€“Greg Schauer, owner Between Books, Claymont, DE
â€œDead of Night stands drooped head and lurching shoulders above most zombie novels. The nightmare increases exponentially – from minor outbreak to major crisis with unstoppable speed, building to a heart-stopping climax you won’t be able to put down.â€ –David Moody, author of the HATER and AUTUMN books
â€œFans of the genre will wantâ€”absolutelyâ€”to read this highly entertaining yarn.Â â€“ BOOKLIST
“Gruesome, imaginative and grateful to its inspirations.” â€“KIRKUS
â€œMaberry grounds the story with scientific confidence, spares no attention to detail, and presents the undead as more than faceless targets.” -Publishers Weekly