Positive, by the one and only David Wellington is out NOW. Click the book cover to get your copy and skip the article below. Or stay around and join the mailing list before you go. I want to scare the hell out of you, after all, so you’ll be glad you did.
Every zombie fan knows David Wellington. The author rose to fame with his books Monster Island, Monster Nation and Monster Planet. Then, just to shake things up a bit, pitted a state trooper against a vampire. Positive marks his return to the zombie genre. Given the advance praise posted, it’s not a minute too soon.
Positive: Story Synopsis (from Amazon):
In the bestselling vein of Guillermo Del Toro and Justin Cronin, the acclaimed author of Chimera and The Hydra Protocol delivers his spectacular breakout novel—an entertaining page-turning zombie epic that is sure to become a classic.
Anyone can be positive . . .
The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan’s hand marks him as a Positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. His only chance of a normal life is to survive the last two years of the potential incubation period. If he reaches his twenty-first birthday without an incident, he’ll be cleared.
Until then, Finn must go to a special facility for positives, segregated from society to keep the healthy population safe. But when the military caravan transporting him is attacked, Finn becomes separated. To make it to safety, he must embark on a perilous cross-country journey across an America transformed—a dark and dangerous land populated with heroes, villains, madmen, and hordes of zombies. And though the zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome meets World War Z and I Am Legend in this thrilling tale that has it all: a compelling story, great characters, and explosive action, making Positive the ultimate zombie novel of our time.