Trapped amidst the horror of the zombie apocalypse, three men hear the
sound of a helicopter overhead and know it represents their last desperate
hope to survive the terror and reach safety.
But survival comes at a cost – and the undead hordes that ravage the world are
not the only lurking evil the men must face.
But for Mitch Logan, his brother, Jed, and their friend, Clinton Harrigan, there
is no choice.
They must fight to survive – or Die Trying.
A novel of over 66,000 words.
When I sat down to write my new zombie thriller, ‘Die Trying’, I really wanted to produce a story that was gripping, and full of unexpected twists. For me, the real horror of a zombie story is not the zombies themselves, but rather the way that people act and behave when confronted by the most dire and dreadful of circumstances.
Great horror should be relatable horror – the sort of terrifying things that we can all relate to in some way. Zombie horror makes that harder, because we all know zombies don’t really exist…
So I wanted to write a zombie thriller, where the truly horrific scenes and circumstances are created by the characters themselves, and the situations they find themselves in. That is why the characters within ‘Die Trying’ are more dimensional, and more complex – because within each of us are the flaws and strengths from which can come horror and heroic survival.
‘Die Trying’ is a more mature novel than ‘Ground Zero’. Part of that was because I have come to understand my readers. I have a clearer picture now of who reads zombie thrillers, and what ingredients make for a satisfying, tense story.
Aboard a freighter bound for Baltimore harbor, an Iranian terrorist prepares to unleash an unimaginable horror upon the United States. The ‘Wrath’ is an undead plague – an infection that consumes its victims with a maddening rage and turns them into mindless blood-thirsty killers.
Jack Cutter is just an ordinary guy dealing with a dreadful guilt when the virus tears through his home town. Before it’s too late, Cutter will have to find a way to survive, and find a reason to fight: HIS REDEMPTION.