CBR III Review #114: Dead of Night by Jonathan Maberry
Jonthan Mayberry’s Dead of Night is one of the best zombie books I have ever read (World War Z will also be at the top of that list). Dead of Night was horrifying, tragic, rooted in medical logic and insanely gory. All things I love. Any novel where infected people spew infectious parasitic black goo can make its way into my heart.
A man on death room is executed, but not by any normal procedures. A prison doctor decides to test a serum that would keep the inmate rotting in his grave, but conscious of every single minute. Unfortunately, the drugs have extremely contagious side effects and before anyone can comprehend what is going on a full on outbreak is occurring.
Dead of Night follows rural police officer Desdemona Fox and her partner JT and Dez’s on again off again love interest Billy Trout as they track the outbreak, try and figure out how it occurred, and how the hell to stop the outbreak and save the town they so desperately love.
I’m not sure if Dead of Night is slated to have a sequel, but I think it would be a wonderful addition to the literary world if Mayberry decides to write one. I do know a lot of people out there are sequeled (not a real word I know) out so don’t worry the book makes a wonderful stand alone novel as well.
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; Original edition (October 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031255219X
- ISBN-13: 978-0312552190
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars