A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang…but a bite.
"This has to be one of the best traditional zombie tales I've ever read... This is a zombie book for the ages."
--Seattle Post Intelligencer "Maberry grounds the story with scientific confidence, spares no attention to detail, and presents the undead as more than faceless targets." --Publishers Weekly